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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

trackingCuts-web-600 [1]Gaston County Schools, located just west of Charlotte, will cut 50 teacher assistant positions.

The Gaston Gazette [2]reports [2] that last year, the school system also cut 50 teacher assistant positions.

School officials are still trying to sort out how many of those 50 positions will be eliminated by way of attrition, and how many current TAs will receive pink slips.

Gaston County joins a growing list [3] of school districts 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:

Burke County

Cabarrus County:

Camden County:

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools

Cleveland County

Clinton City Schools:

Craven County:

Cumberland County:

Edenton-Chowan Schools:

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:

Gaston County

Guilford County:

Onslow County:

Perquimans County:

Randolph County:

Rowan-Salisbury Schools: