Tracking the Cuts: The Dismantling of Our Public Schools

New Hanover County Schools will lose 54 teachers and 22 teacher assistants

trackingCuts-web-600New Hanover County Schools lost state funds for 54 teachers and 22 teacher assistants, according to CFO Mary Hazel Small.

The school system was able to keep these positions for 2013-14 by using local funds, but they will all be eliminated next year through attrition.

New Hanover 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.

7 Comments

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    September 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Now this is how it should work! The localities taking over to continue to educate as they feel is needed above and beyond what the state is allocating them. Hopefully this is the way we go here in NC as the state (hopefully) lowers taxes on citizens and the localities take on more of the duties and the taxing burden and accountibility is closer to the citizens who are customers of the school systems.

  2. Alan

    September 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    LSD,

    You have went from constantly stating an increase in state education spending, to now cheering that cuts are being implemented. So what is it? Your magical 4.8% spending increase, or have you now come round to the fact that people are losing their jobs as the cuts are real?

  3. Alex

    September 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Alan, the word is “gone” and not “have went”. We may need to offer some remedial English classes here !

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    September 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Where did I say cuts? I said going above and beyond it the locality is not satisfied with the increases they get from the state. As I have said many times…there are not cuts to the budget, but a rich increase. New Hanover may want more, and has taken steps in their own area where it is closer to the ultimate consumer of the services….as it should be.

  5. Alan

    September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Alex,

    Is that the best you could come up with? I will try harder to meet the high standards you have set.

  6. woodside

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    For teachers still voting for Republicans in state elections, take note. Your apathy, ignorance, or hardheadedness will burden schools, until GOP goal to privatize all schools is realized.

  7. Adam

    September 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve been teaching in NC for 25 years and had my salary frozen five times. Only ONCE were Republicans in power. The others occurred under those fine Democrats.