Thu January 6, 2011
Round Rock ISD Enacts Hiring Freeze
The Round Rock Independent School District says it is implementing a hiring freeze in anticipation of budget cuts in the upcoming Texas legislative session.
In a release today, Round Rock ISD Superintendent Dr. Jesús. H. Chávez said the district is reducing spending by at least five percent - or about $17 million - in preparation for the cuts in state education.
“Although the financial outlook for the next school year and perhaps beyond will be challenging, I am confident that Round Rock ISD will continue to provide a quality education to more than 44,700 students.”
The district says the hiring freeze will give it time to evaluate it's staffing model. Exceptions will be made for grant-funded positions or those deemed critical by the superintendent.