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Round Rock ISD Enacts Hiring Freeze

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The Round Rock Independent School District says it is implementing a hiring freeze in anticipation of budget cuts in the upcoming Texas legislative session.

In a release today, Round Rock ISD Superintendent Dr. Jesús. H. Chávez said the district is reducing spending by at least five percent - or about $17 million - in preparation for the cuts in state education.

“Although the financial outlook for the next school year and perhaps beyond will be challenging, I am confident that Round Rock ISD will continue to provide a quality education to more than 44,700 students.”  

The district says the hiring freeze will give it time to evaluate it's staffing model.  Exceptions will be made for grant-funded positions or those deemed critical by the superintendent.

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