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Harnett County Schools Ask for More Federal Aid

Posted February 27, 2008

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— Harnett County officials say more money is needed for students.

Commissioners want $120 million in federal aid for schools to offset expenses related to an influx of students from military families.

Harnett County currently gets $78 in federal aid, per student.

Because of growth from Fort Bragg, the school system wants the same as Cumberland County, $323 per student.

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  • Granny Feb 27, 2008

    "The fact of the matter is that it does not matter if you pay a teacher $25,000 a year for being useless or $60,000 a year for being useless, they are still useless."

    You are absolutely right TheAdmiral, however there are still a few good teachers out there.

  • TheAdmiral Feb 27, 2008

    "Harnett County is not going to get real teachers until they are willing to pay them more money."

    The fact of the matter is that it does not matter if you pay a teacher $25,000 a year for being useless or $60,000 a year for being useless, they are still useless.

  • Granny Feb 27, 2008

    Harnett County is not going to get real teachers until they are willing to pay them more money. If they can go to the surrounding areas and make more money why would they want to stay in Harnett County. We have subs teaching in the classrooms for a whole year...that's just not right, our children and grandchildren deserve better than what they are getting.

  • AC Man Feb 27, 2008

    James.grimes - I'm also a graduate of Weastern Harnett Class of 1982. I now have children at Overhill Schools there are NO Teahers. you pay for what you get (JOKES). Western Harnett Had GREAT TEAHERS "82" Loved every one. WHY BUILD MORE SCHOOLS they need to take money to Hire teahers

  • LibertarianTechie Feb 27, 2008

    manofgod, as a graduate of Western Harnett High School (class of 2000), I can tell you Harnett County Schools has excellent teachers.Secondly, this article isn't about the quality of the teachers in Harnett County, nor the number of buildings it has, but fair reimbursement taking care students that the Fort Bragg School System can't because they don't have a high school, not to mention a lot of military families in the Fort Bragg area live off base.

  • AC Man Feb 27, 2008

    I'm sorry I don't mean to attack all teachers.

  • AC Man Feb 27, 2008

    Harnett Co could build as many schools as they need but until they hire
    True and real teachers and change broad of education School building is not the
    Answer for Harnett Co. in Anderson Creek has 5 schools but no REAL Teachers.
    Its not forget the so- call principals there. Overhills is the JOKE of the County.
    Buildings with no TEACHERS.