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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

trackingCuts-web-600 [1]The Alamance-Burlington school system announced last night [2] that a $4.9 million budget reduction leaves school officials with the task of cutting more than 60 jobs and increasing class sizes by one student.

17 teaching positions, 35 teacher assistants, two assistant principals, three directors and four student-support psychologists will be eliminated. No layoffs will be required; all of those who were in these positions will have retired.

There will also be more than $1.6 million in cuts for class room supplies, technology and staff and teacher training.

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

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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.

Alamance-Burlington:

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: