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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

trackingCuts-web-600 [1]The latest cuts to North Carolina’s public schools are in [2]: Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools will lose 19.5 teaching positions, 14 teacher assistant positions, one instructional support position and $4,000 in funds used for the English as a Second Language program for 2013-14.

The district also will receive 78 percent less funding this year for text books and 50 percent less for classroom materials.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank joins a growing list of school districts [3] that have been forced to make difficult cuts as the 2013-14 school year approaches.


While the debate rages on about whether or not North Carolina’s General Assembly actually made damaging cuts to public schools with the 2013-15 budget, NC Policy Watch is keeping a running tally of education funding cuts that local school districts are coping with as they open up for the 2013-14 academic year.

The list below links to stories in local media that detail the funding cuts at the school district level. The information in these stories is subject to change. This list will be continually updated; if you have a report to add, please email lindsay@ncpolicywatch.com.

Buncombe County:

Cabarrus County:

Camden County:

Clinton City Schools:

Craven County:

Cumberland County:

Edenton-Chowan Schools:

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:

Guilford County:

Onslow County:

Perquimans County:

Randolph County:

Rowan-Salisbury Schools: