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Brunswick County educators get $1,000 bonuses to offset state education budget cuts

trackingCuts-web-600 [1]This week brings news of a bright spot (depending on how you look at it?) amid all of the local education budget cuts we’ve been reporting: Brunswick County educators will receive one-time, $1,000 bonuses to offset state budget cuts.

The AP reports [2] that the Brunswick County Board of Education approved an increase in employee salary supplements and the one-time bonus during a board retreat last week. School officials say the bonuses will be paid in November.

Brunswick’s Finance Officer Freyja Cahill says the supplement schedule is competitive and will be used as a recruiting tool and to help prevent employees from leaving.

Brunswick County had to eliminate 19 teacher assistant positions this year and deal with cuts to instructional supplies.

Check out our growing list [3] of school districts that have been forced to make difficult cuts for the 2013-14 school year.


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.


Brunswick County:


Buncombe County:

Burke County

Cabarrus County:

Caldwell County:

Camden County:

Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools

Cleveland County

Clinton City Schools:

Craven County:

Cumberland County:

Edenton-Chowan Schools:

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:

Franklin County

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

Surry County