DeSoto ISD is considering laying off nearly 250 employees and possibly closing a school to solve some serious financial problems.
The district’s proposal calls for nearly 250 positions to be cut. More than two-thirds of those jobs are teaching positions. The problem and some of the solutions do not sit well with parents and many staffers.
People at the Monday meeting received a packet answering questions about the budget cuts and job cuts and dispelling rumors. One of the things mentioned in this packet was a job fair for the 166 teachers expected to lose their jobs.
It wasn’t just parents telling DeSoto ISD school board trustees that the proposed budget