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What You Can Do NOW

Write and call the people who are making all the money decisions, and advocate for Dallas students.  If you are a DISD alumni and you don't live in Texas anymore, your voice is still VERY important, and our DISD and Texas State leaders need to hear from you!

Contact info for the Dallas School Board:

DISD Board of Trustee website - Contact the Board

Write and CALL your State Representatives. You can also write those who are leading in the Budget decisions (contact info below).

Your Representatives:
Click here for an online tool to help you find your State Representatives.

Governor Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Capitol Station
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
512 463-0001
512-463-0677 (FAX)

Senate Finance Committee Chair
Senate District 5--Senator Steve Ogden
Capitol Office: CAP GE.4
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0105
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
District Address: 309 W. Main St., Suite 115
Round Rock TX 78664
Phone: (512) 828-5224
State District Offices

Senate Education Committee Chair
Senate District 8--Senator Florence Shapiro
Capitol Office: CAP 1E.3
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0108
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
District Address: 5000 Legacy Dr., Ste. 494
Plano TX 75024
Phone: (972) 403-3404
State District Office

Speaker of the House
House District 121--Representative Joe Straus
Capitol Office: CAP 2W.13
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-1000
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 7373 Broadway, Suite 202A
San Antonio TX 78209
Phone: (210) 828-4411


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Nothing Beats Being There

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Overview of STAAR Testing

Old DISD Budget in Spreadsheet Form

OLD INFO - DISD Budget from 2009-2010

This tool was first posted in February 2011, before DISD decided how to make the cuts being handed down from the State.  The info is old, but you can play with it.  It's a good tool for learning how the DISD budget is built - General Ledger Budget in Excel 2007 Spreadsheet (as .zip file).
GOES WITH IT, Listing of Function & Object Codes used in the DISD Budget Spreadsheet - see pages 106-120. School campus codes are in the "Org" column, and anything over 699 is non-campus administration.

Go to the DISD's Citizen's Budget Review Committee site for current budget info.

• Budget Priorities Presentation, 3-1-11
• Budget Time-line Presentation, 3-1-11


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How is the $$ Spent?

All that money for public education. Haven't you wondered how it's spent? Here is a great video showing you. Where Does a Dollar Go? from Bill Roberson on Vimeo.