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Austin ISD plans to cut 632 jobs, raise teacher pay next school year

Austin ISD will cut some jobs but raise teacher pay in the next school year's preliminary budget.

Austin ISD will cut 632 jobs while also giving pay increases to remaining employees, according to the school's upcoming draft budget.

District leaders plan to funnel part of the extra money back to the state in a fund dubbed the "Robin Hood" program, which is expected to require more funds from "property-rich" districts next year.

Some of the money will also be used to give teachers, hourly employees and bus drivers higher pay. AISD will also be given extra money for extracurricular activities, according to a Statesman report.

Here's a look at the district's upcoming budget:

  • AISD expects to spend $1.048 billion next year.
  • It shouldn't have to dip into reserve funds for the first time in six years, but could still fall about $6.6 million short.
  • The district paid more to "property-poor" districts than any other in the state last year and expects to send $768 million to the fund next year, $57.1 million more than last year.
  • That would be an estimated 54% of the districts' $1.5 billion in property tax funding.


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