Minority leader: Ongoing budget delays will cost North Carolina qualified educators (Audio)

Could a third continuing budget resolution be on the horizon?

Some of the state’s top budget negotiators acknowledge they may not have the budget finalized by their August 31st deadline, prompting lawmakers to pass a third continuing resolution.

House Minority Leader Larry D. Hall of Durham tells NC Policy Watch some have suggested that school districts simply offer their personnel month-to-month contracts until the budget numbers are finalized:

“That’s no way to run an education system,” explained Rep. Hall on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon.

“The schools are really in a bind because they are going to lose personnel who are going to go elsewhere to get jobs they can depend on for longer than just a 30 day period.”

Click below to hear Rep. Hall in his own words or click here for a podcast of the full radio interview.

For more on teachers and teacher assistants funding, read Tuesday’s Fitzsimon File: Disappointing news about a budget that’s almost two months late.

One Comment

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    August 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    This is just Chicken Little reporting. I use reporting loosely when on this site. The government is going to continue rolling on and people are still going to be paid. Eventually if we are lucky we will just go with a year long continuing resolution and be done with it.

    And, if a teacher is worried about political machinations, then they do not have enough to do in their day. Our state and counties are well positioned to at least continue on last years budget and still have a significant surplus.

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