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Wilkes County Schools loses eight teachers, seven teacher assistants
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On September 19, 2013 @ 9:43 am In Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools | Comments Disabled
Wilkes’ Superintendent Dr. Marty Hemric told the Wilkes Journal-Patriot  that thanks to state budget cuts over the past five years, the school district has lost of over 100 school positions, including 51 teacher assistants (from 126 in 2008-09 to 75 now), 35 certified teachers (from 484 ½ in 2008-09 to 449.25 now), 15½ central office administrative positions and three media assistants.
Even more positions would have been lost since 2008 if the Wilkes school system hadn’t been able to use federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as stimulus funding) and the Race To The Top initiative to compensate for cuts in state and local funding.
Wilkes County Schools joins a growing list  of school districts that have been forced to make difficult cuts for the 2013-14 school year thanks to reductions in state-level education spending.
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