Tag Archives: Budget

#NCED Updates: Teacher Strike Looms, Cooper’s Budget, Legislative Updates & More

Here’s the latest round of education update from around the state of North Carolina.

Included in this edition are key points about the looming teacher’s strike, education highlights from Governor Cooper’s proposed budget, as well as various legislative and Charter school updates. Continue reading

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#WCPSS Board Pension for Supt Runs Afoul of State Law; May Cost Taxpayers over $350k

The Wake County School Board is yet again putting the county’s taxpayers over a barrel. This time the board is facing a self-created problem due to lack of planning: Former Superintendent Jim Merrill’s excessive pension of $180,036 per year. 

This is not the Wake Board’s first fiscal fiasco either. The board also just approved a record $59.9 increase over their current budget, which is over $1.2 billion already. Continue reading

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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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