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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

trackingCuts-web-600 [1]The Hickory Daily Record [2] reports that Iredell-Statesville Schools laid off 40 teacher assistants and eliminated 14 teacher positions through attrition back in June.

But the final budget numbers have required even further cuts – ISS will have to lose an additional 32 teachers and 20 teacher assistants.

That totals 46 teachers and 60 teacher assistants lost.

“There are people right now that think they have jobs that will not have jobs,” Dr. Alvera Lesane, associate superintendent for human resources for I-SS, told the Hickory Daily Record a mere 17 days before the start of school.

Iredell-Statesville 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:

Iredell-Statesville Schools:

Onslow County:

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools:

Perquimans County:

Randolph County:

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District

Rowan-Salisbury Schools:

Scotland County

Stanly County