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Brunswick County educators get $1,000 bonuses to offset state education budget cuts
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On September 3, 2013 @ 10:24 am In Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools | Comments Disabled
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  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  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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinton City Schools:
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools:
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools:
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
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 AP reports: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9331785f64ff49bb8e354102ce906098/NC--Brunswick-School-Salaries
 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
 Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/budget-ax-falls-on-teacher-assistants-1.188265?page=0
 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/20130827/SP01/130829739/1023/school-board-approves-budget-cuts
 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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