Tag Archives: Budget

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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WCPSS Board’s ShortFall Translates To HardFall For Staff, Parents, Students

Yesterday there was a lot of discussion about the Wake County Schools (WCPSS) budget ‘shortfall’. That shortfall has a price tag of $16.8 million.

Given that WCPSS has over a billion dollar budget, what transpired yesterday should have parents questioning how the board spends their money.

Even the News and Observer’s Ed columnist thinks it’s a big deal:

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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DPI Saves Jobs At The Cost Of Supporting Kids – #NCed #NCGA

In case you missed it, Dr. Atkinson quietly dropped a bombshell at the last State Board of Education meeting.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Wake Cty Hires 8 New Principals

News and Observer is reporting the hiring (or shifting around of) of 8 new principals in Wake county. Four are interim appointments.
Also, here come higher taxes — the original $1.7 billion dollar proposed Wake county schools budget was passed by the Wake County Commissioners at a lower total of $1.1 billion. Continue reading

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#WBOC’s John Burns Breaks Campaign Promises, Show His Political Biases

One of the biggest campaign promises the “More with Four” Democrats ran on was funding education in Wake County. Apparently they meant funding education ‘over time’. Continue reading

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Hey Wake County, Ready To Pay More In Taxes?

Didn’t I warn people to expect that tax hikes were coming? Yep.

What I didn’t expect was the Wake County Commissioners to blink. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

This is reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: The Exploding NC Democrat Heads

By A.P. Dillon

Question: On what planet do people complain about a $400 million surplus and paying off $2.8 billion in unemployment insurance debt that was racked up by a former govern Continue reading

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