Pending cuts: Specifics for each North Carolina school system
They will be asked to hand more money back to the state as part of "discretionary cuts" than was the case last year. Also, federal EduJobs money, which helped keep teachers in classrooms, expires this summer. The combined effect of these two cuts is $332.6 million that school systems will not have in the next fiscal year. This chart lays out the impact on each of the state's 115 school systems if lawmakers do not make changes when they return to Raleigh later this year.
School system: North Carolina has 115 school systems.
Flexibility Cut FY 11-12: This is the amount of money school systems had to give back to the state in fiscal year that began July 1, 2011. School systems receive funding based on the number of students they serve. Flexibility cuts require they hand a portion of that money back.
Estimated Flexibility Cut: This is an estimate of the amount of money school systems will have to hand back to the state in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012, if lawmakers do not make changes to the state budget.
Estimated increase in reduction: This shows the estimated increase in dollars that school systems will have to hand back between fiscal year 12-13 and fiscal year 11-12. In every case, schools will be handing back more money in the new fiscal year. It is based on current year enrollment numbers, so final tallies will shift when new enrollment figures are available.
EduJobs money given to schools: This is the total amount of EduJobs money given to schools. EduJobs was a federal grant program designed to keep school districts from firing teachers. It expires this summer. This amount contains funding granted during two different rounds of stimulus.
EduJobs money in FY 11-12: This is the total amount of EduJobs funding school districts had available to use in FY 11-12. Any money left over can be used until September of this year. After that time, the federal EduJobs funds expire.
Jobs schools funded with EduJobs: This is the number of jobs in each district, as counted by the state Department of Public Instruction, that each school district paid for with the federal funding. This number is calculated in "full time equivalent" positions, so two half-time jobs equals one full-time job.
Schools drop in funding: This is the total amount of money that school systems have to work with in the current fiscal year that they stand to lose if lawmakers do not change the state budget. The General Assembly wrote a two-year budget in June of 2011. However, legislators traditionally adjust budgets in the second year. Lawmakers are unsure if, or how much, they will be able to adjust school funding to compensate for these combined budget cuts.
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Charter schools utilized a significant portion of their EduJobs funding in FY 2010-11; therefore, the jobs data for FY 2011-12 significantly understates the use of the funds for those jobs.
Data points for charter schools statewide are as follows:
Flexibility Cut FY 11-12: -$12,985,412
Estimated Flexibility Cut: -$15,227,664
Estimated increase in reduction: -$2,242,252
EduJobs money given to schools: 8,343,172
EduJobs money in FY 11-12: $1,170,794
Jobs schools funded with EduJobs: Data incomplete
Schools drop in funding: -$3,413,046