Tag Archives: Budget

Shocker: #WCPSS Board Wants MOAR MONEY

The Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) Board wants MOAR MONEY.  I bet you’re all shocked by that one. 

Nice of Superintendent Jim Merrill to take a powder and dump this flaming bag of poo onto interim Superintendent Del Burns – who by the way seems just fine with it. Continue reading

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Gov. Cooper’s Budget: $1.1 billion in New Spending

Bob Luebke at Civitas broke down Governor Roy Cooper’s budget proposal and the price tag is hefty — $1.1 billion in new spending.

$783 million of that $1.1 billion is marked for education. $271 million will go to teacher raises and $20 million in principal and assistant principal increases. Continue reading

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Despite Budget Shortfall, WCPSS Board Fills Tech Chief Position at $139K a Year

At the September School Board meeting, the board announced the hiring of Stacy Lee to fill the role of Chief Technology Officer for the school system. Lee will be hired at $139,000 a year.

This comes despite the board’s continual complaints about a nearly $17.5 million dollar budget gap in their $1.2 billion dollar budget. Continue reading

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Wake Supt. Email: Cuts to Teacher, Student Budget Items but 3% Increases to ‘Support Staff’

Wake county school officials appear unable to work with an increased budget of over $1.4 billion dollars according to an email to staff obtained by this site penned by the Superintendent of Wake County Schools and David Neter, Chief Operating Officer.

The emails detail the cuts to school level services to ‘close the $17.5 million dollar budget gap’ while simultaneously indicating a 3% pay raise and a half percent bonus for non-teaching support staff. Continue reading

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2016 Budget Sent To Governor McCrory. See The K-12 Highlights.

The 2016 budget was finally hammered out and send to Governor McCrory on July 1st.

Packed inside are significant funding increases for Education and some interesting tidbits.

First, a look at the money. Continue reading

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