The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees has approved a plan to consolidate eleven schools, including 9 elementary schools and 2 middle schools, with other campuses beginning next school year as a cost-saving measure.
The overall cost savings are estimated at approximately $11.5 million.
Dallas ISD is projecting a preliminary budget deficit of $25 million as a result of unprecedented cuts to public education by the Texas Legislature during the 2011 session.
The schools to be consolidated with other campuses include: City Park Elementary School; Julia C. Frazier Elementary School; Phillis Wheatley Elementary School; N.W. Harllee Elementary School; Arlington Park Elementary School; James W. Fannin Elementary School; James B. Bonham Elementary School; Oran M. Roberts Elementary School; D.A. Hulcy Middle School; H.S. Thompson Elementary School; and, during the 2013-14 school year, Pearl C. Anderson Middle School.
This past spring, a citizens budget review commission appointed by the board recommended that the district examine the possibility of consolidating campuses with others to save money.