After initially telling some 240 teachers and staff members they would lose their job, Round Rock ISD is now hiring some of them back.

Round Rock ISD superintendent Jesus Chavez testified in a Senate committee on Thursday saying the anticipated budget cuts to public education are less severe than originally proposed, giving him the ability to rehire teachers.

We’ve criticized Round Rock ISD in the past for their hasty decision to cut teachers without a thorough examination of their administration, looking for waste and inefficiencies.

For example, Dr. Chavez makes a whopping $252,875 per year salary, and his district has a $200 million “Rainy Day” fund of its own, $31 million of which are readily available to be used.

Round Rock ISD still has many fiscal improvements to make (only 40% of their funds are spent on instruction), but hiring back some of the teachers they impulsively let go is a step in the right direction.

Dustin Matocha is the Social Media Coordinator of Empower Texans / Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

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Dustin Matocha

Dustin Matocha is the CFO and COO of Texas Scorecard. Dustin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Management, a BA in Government, and a minor in Marketing. He’s a self-described Corvette enthusiast, baseball purist, tech geek and growing connoisseur of local craft beer.


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