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August 07, 2012
DALLAS -- The Dallas School District is slated to consider adding back more days to the 2012-13 school year at its meeting Monday.
This is the second time since approval of the 2012-13 budget the district has felt confident enough in its financial standing to contemplate adding days.
The 2012-13 budget, adopted in June, included 10 furlough days as part of $1.2 million in reductions required to balance the budget.
Since then, the district's funding outlook has improved.
The board first considered adding more school days in June, approving the addition of two.
The board will consider two more Monday.
Superintendent Christy Perry said she will recommend adding one day in December and February to the adopted schedule.
If approved, that would reduce the number of furlough days to six.
The recommendation stems from a larger-than-projected ending balance for 2011-12 due to higher-than-expected enrollment through the end of the school year and anticipated lower costs for student transportation, resulting in an addition of approximately $337,400 to the budget.
Dallas School Board meetings are at the district office at 111 SW Ash St., Dallas.
The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.