... but keep it short -- you only get 255 characters.
Oh, yeah -- the district also just launched its 2011-12 Dallas ISD Financial Outlook website, which I told you yesterday was on its way. The DISD's calling it a "Districtwide Clearinghouse of Ideas and Information." You'll find pretty much everything the district's made public so far -- all the PowerPoints related to possible teacher layoffs, further info about the $10,000 buyout offer ("If approved by trustees, employees will need to personally deliver a signed S-54 form to the Human Resources department ..."), all the Austin-based consultants' presentations given to district officials ... a real, um, clearinghouse.
As for those suggestions, says the district:
Your thoughts and ideas are important as the district examines its options to work through this important budgetary issue and process.
During the next few months, this site will be a clearinghouse for all matters related to the creation of the 2011-2012 budget. Let us know what information you would like included on this Clearinghouse, and send us your ideas and suggestions for budget cuts.
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I'm just gonna cut and paste the last two weeks' worth of comments, 255 characters at a time.