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Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of our Public Schools
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On August 26, 2013 @ 11:53 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The final budget numbers  for Gaston County Schools are in – and 31 teacher assistants have lost their jobs.
School officials were able to save 19 other jobs that were on the chopping block – those TAs were moved into other teacher assistant jobs thanks to federal money earmarked for disadvantaged schools.
There is a possibility that seven of the 31 teacher assistant positions will be rehired at the start of the school year, but that remains unclear.
Gaston County 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 email@example.com.
Clinton City Schools:
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools:
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
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 final budget numbers: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/budget-ax-falls-on-teacher-assistants-1.188265?page=0
 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 News-Topic: http://www.newstopic.net/news/local/x2119573563/Caldwell-schools-lose-75-staff-positions
 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
 News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_39d6cd3c-e90e-11e2-9f3b-001a4bcf6878.html?TNNoMobile
 Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/statesville/news/article_fc4ac4cc-02b8-11e3-b7ed-001a4bcf6878.html#.UgfuY9Y-OMM.facebook
 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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