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As the school year winds down, Superintendents focus on next year’s budget (video)

House budget-writers resume work on Tuesday, with educators keeping a watchful eye on efforts to restore funds to public schools.

Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata says over the last two years his district has made $75 million in cuts, and now needs state lawmakers to make additional funds available as the district grows by another 3,000-4,000 students.

Tata joined us over the Memorial Day weekend to discuss the impact of state budget cuts, the loss of federal Edujobs money, and the district’s student reassignment plan.

To hear a short portion of interview, click below. To hear the full interview, visit the Radio Interview of the N.C. Policy Watch website:

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