Dallas central office cuts were mostly lower-paid jobs

Oct. 23, 2007
Two-thirds of positions cut had salaries ranging from $15,000 to $49,000.

Most positions cut in a reorganization of the Dallas school district's central office weren't held by top-dollar executives. Instead, the biggest losses were among lower-paid staff, including secretaries, custodians and other nonsupervisory employees. Nearly two-thirds of the positions cut had base salaries ranging from about $15,000 to $49,000 a year. Officials say the restructuring has saved $9.2 million and eliminated 163 central office positions.
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From September 2007: Dallas school officials say they have completed a massive reorganization of the central office that has eliminated 169 jobs and saved an estimated $9.2 million. The reorganization reduced 11 management layers to seven, but it also has stirred anger among employees who said termination notices were sent too close to the start of school for people to find new jobs. (Dallas Morning News)

From June 2007: The Dallas school district plans to cut no fewer than 150 central office positions for the next school year, possibly saving at least $10 million that will be funneled back into classrooms. As part of the reorganization, the district plans a massive overhaul of its management structure, which will cut management layers from 11 to seven. (Dallas Morning News)

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