Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

Thirty-five jobs cut by Granville County Schools

Stan Winborne of Granville County Schools reported to NC Policy Watch that they have had to eliminate 35 positions for 2013-14, although no one had to be laid off. They have also tried their best to reduce the negative impact on their students in the classroom.

The eliminated positions include:

4 Administrative positions
15 Instructional Support positions
8 Classroom Teacher positions
4 Classroom Teacher positions eliminated but services maintained through other means
4 Classroom Teacher positions planned but not filled

These cuts equal approximately $1.75 million dollars for the 2013-2014 school year.

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

16 Comments

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    September 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Looks like Granville is doing a good job of streamlining their schools.

    4 Administrative, bet they are not the high paid ones though.

    Instructional Support, guess you can do without most of those..maybe a bit of pain there but not really destructive.

    The rest looks like they right sized based on their student population….especially the last 8. Especially when you understand “planned not filled” is really part of the “pie in the sky” forecast that makes it into the budget request.

  2. Alan

    September 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    More reflexive defense of actual cuts from LayDownTheCrackPipe. “Right sized” is a BS term to describe cuts, anyone with an ounce of business experience knows that. I’ve yet to see any “right sizing” that actually increases headcount. So, perhaps LSD is eventually coming round to the fact the cuts are real after all?

  3. gregflynn

    September 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Considering Granville only has about 8,500 students those reductions are not inconsequential.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    September 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Alvin,
    Right sized may be BS….but so would the three D’s you see around here “devastating” “destructive” and “dismantling”

  5. gregflynn

    September 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    You forgot one :D “Doug”.

  6. Alan

    September 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Doogie/LSD/LayDownTheCrackPipe,

    Feel free to defend the current administration as much as you like, but the facts are the facts, irrespective of how you, Civitas, or JLF try to spin it. It’s falling on deaf ears. Anyone involved in public education (let me translate for you: government schools), know the cuts are starting to have profound, and very negative, effects. You know who else knows it’s having this effect? The state GOP, but they hide behind lies and obfuscation, pretending they’re actually supporting the public school system, when their actions show otherwise. This may work, and perhaps maybe even appeal, to their anti-government tea-party base, but it will cause lasting damage to this states’ ability to educate it’s kids, attract investment, and create jobs.

    I’ve never quite figured out why the GOP is so anti education, unless of course that ‘education’ involves creationism, abstinence, denial of scientific facts etc., etc., etc.

    Best Regards
    Alan (Alvin)

  7. Alan

    September 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Interesting link below from Texas Freedom Network regarding the content of school science text-books. Texas Proud? This would be GOP ‘science’ education if they get their way.

    http://www.tfn.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7651

  8. Alan

    September 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Doogie/LSD/LayDownTheCrackPipe,

    Feel free to defend the current administration as much as you like, but the facts are the facts, irrespective of how you, Civitas, or JLF try to spin it. It’s falling on deaf ears. Anyone involved in public education (let me translate for you: government schools), know the cuts are starting to have profound, and very negative, effects. You know who else knows it’s having this effect? The state GOP, but they hide behind lies and obfuscation, pretending they’re actually supporting the public school system, when their actions show otherwise. This may work, and perhaps maybe even appeal, to their anti-government tea-party base, but it will cause lasting damage to this states’ ability to educate it’s kids, attract investment, and create jobs.

    I’ve never quite figured out why the GOP is so anti education, unless of course that ‘education’ involves creationism, abstinence, denial of scientific facts etc., etc., etc.

    Best Regards
    Alan (Alvin)

  9. david esmay

    September 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

    LSD, who is this Alvin that you speak of? Has your psyche split again and we now have Doug, LSD, and the mysterious Alvin?

  10. LayintheSmakDown

    September 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I wonder if in all these posts with the “dismantling” rhetoric they consider these types incidents with TA’s and/or teachers….I assume in you guys book that firing someone due to a crime is a “cut”

    http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130914/NEWS/309140014/Document-Assistant-teacher-kissed-preschool-student-bottom-

  11. gregflynn

    September 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I’m sorry, I’m going to have to deduct points for the use of “you guys”. You seem to have abandoned all pretense of logic. Firing someone from a position clearly does not mean the same as cutting the position. Nor does it mean failure to fund the position, thus resulting in a cut. Sometimes cutting a position is a roundabout way of firing someone without cause, but that’s a whole other issue.

  12. Alan

    September 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    LSD is really clutching at straws with that type of comment…ZERO relevance.

  13. LayintheSmakDown

    September 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Alan greggy,
    Coming from you guys that is a complement. And just because you cannot understand logic does not mean there is none in the comment. You may just have to actually think about it in order to get it, which I doubt any of you guys will.

  14. gregflynn

    September 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

  15. Alan

    September 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    LSD,

    Thinking and the GOP cannot be used in the same sentence. Yet more of the famous Doogie/LSD logic, I’ve seen your logic at work, “state controlled media”, socialistic propaganda”, “governement schools”, “slush funds”, etc., etc., etc.

    PS. Alan and Greggy are two different people, or maybe it’s all just a big governement conspiracy?

  16. LayintheSmakDown

    September 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

    No, it is just the ommission of a slash I guess….but there is a space in there.