Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Educating all students for success" - the mission of DISD?

Today The Hub republished an article from last month.  It's about the financial improvement of DISD.  Below is the chart they included.  My comments are inserted on the chart:

A tiny fraction of the Fund increase could have eliminated the need for any overcrowded classrooms in DISD whatsoever!  Below is the history of the DISD Fund Balance since 1993:

This is a 19 year history of the DISD Fund Balance
Notice how for at least 19 years the fund balance was never above $120 million.  Now we are allowing classrooms to remain overcrowded so that DISD can have a fund balance that is over $340 million.   Why?  Has the mission of DISD changed?