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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On August 16, 2013 @ 10:55 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The Hickory Daily Record  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  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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton City Schools:
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools:
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
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 Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/statesville/news/article_fc4ac4cc-02b8-11e3-b7ed-001a4bcf6878.html#.UgfuY9Y-OMM.facebook
 a growing list: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/tracking-the-cuts-the-dismantling-of-our-public-schools/
 The Times News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/school-system-determines-impact-of-budget-cuts-1.185888?tc=cr
 Black Mountain News: http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130808/BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS/308080070/Buncombe-makes-2-million-cuts-teacher-assistants
 The News Herald: http://www.morganton.com/news/education/article_cab13bb0-0427-11e3-973c-0019bb30f31a.html
 The Hickory Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/temp_for_duplicates/article_919ac888-fc51-11e2-ad3a-0019bb30f31a.html
 The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/impact-nc-budget-hits-home-2-school-districts-eliminate-9-teacher-assistant-jobs-2132307
 Shelby Star: http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/local-schools-shuffling-employees-hours-after-state-funding-cuts-1.186084
 The Sampson Independent: http://www.clintonnc.com/view/full_story/23297958/article-State-budget-clips-over-$1M-from-city-schools-budget
 WCTI12.com: http://www.wcti12.com/news/local-school-district-cuts-teacher-assistant-jobs/-/13530444/21300632/-/mhimnaz/-/index.html
 Fayetteville Observer: http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/08/06/1274323?sac=fo.local
 Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/gaston-teacher-assistants-may-lose-jobs-1.186911?page=0
 News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_39d6cd3c-e90e-11e2-9f3b-001a4bcf6878.html?TNNoMobile
 WITN.com: http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/School-Boards-NC-Budget-Cuts-Create-Classroom-Staffing-Challenges-217867631.html
 Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/40-teacher-assistants-lose-jobs-2116891
 The Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/sections/news/local/hours-randolph%E2%80%99s-145-teacher-assistants-cut.html
 The Daily Herald: http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/roanoke-rapids-teacher-bonus-tied-to-attendance/article_7c1c0626-05c9-11e3-8970-0019bb2963f4.html
 Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130807/SP01/130809800/1016
 The Laurinburg Exchange: http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/2338510/Schools-to-cut-assistant-salaries
 The Stanly News and Press: http://thesnaponline.com/x1981931254/Stanly-County-School-Board-trims-teaching-assistant-hours
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