Wake County Schools

Unexpected state funding could mean $4M extra for Wake schools

Posted June 19, 2012

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— A state budget proposal being considered in the North Carolina House Tuesday could provide $8.4 million in unexpected funding for the Wake County Public School System, creating a $4 million surplus for the district.

State lawmakers have tentatively decided to cancel some reductions in education funding, which the school system had planned for when it approved a $1.25 billion budget last month.

House and Senate budget writers are expected to finalize a budget deal Tuesday night. A vote is expected Thursday.

The school district's approved budget, which might have to be tweaked once the state budget is finalized, counted on $8.8 million in additional funding from the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners voted Monday to provide $3.9 million in additional funding to county schools. Though that was less than the district requested, the extra state funding would create a net $4 million increase..

The school board must adopt a final balanced budget no later than June 30.


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  • templegirl24 Jun 20, 2012

    I spend countless hours a week making to make my classroom an educational, fun, and interesting environment for all children. I spend hours each week after school with your children to provide them with extra-curricular activities/clubs. I spend literally hundreds of dollars of my own money each year on materials that are needed for my classroom instead of spending them on my child. During the each of the last four years I have seen my yearly income decrease due to increasing health care prices and no raise. The problem with education is ungrateful people looking for babysitters who refuse to give any credit to teachers who do their best to educate your children every day.

  • T-Man Jun 20, 2012

    alwayslovingu30's post proves that schools weren't that great in the past. Capitalization, punctuation, and proper word usage really isn't that difficult.

  • miketroll3572 Jun 20, 2012

    Oh great, throw more money at a crummy school system. Way to go with our tax dollars.

  • pmck Jun 20, 2012

    What?! Did we get a printing press of our own? It just magically appeared?
    Um - alwayslovingu30 - "Muslim" is a religion, not a nationality.

  • alwayslovingu30 Jun 20, 2012

    just like corinth holders school johnston county had to much money.so they repaved A school lot that had only been paved less then 3 years before an had no holes or anything money money money

  • djofraleigh Jun 20, 2012

    This changes things...don't say throwing money at something won't fix it.

  • alwayslovingu30 Jun 20, 2012

    wow all you hear is from wake county yelling more money.keep in mind you dont hear any thing about other counties.thus wake county is the only one in the spot light.johnston county is full of illegal immigrants an there children.they need money to dont they.as for obama's immigration laws he is in it for all the votes he can find.He is not A american he is A muslim per his youtube addy

  • whatelseisnew Jun 20, 2012

    "I would really like to save the extra $1000 they added to my childcare costs for next year. Dazd N Confused"

    As you phrased it; it is your child care costs. The school system exists for the purpose of providing an educational opportunity (although it is not doing that very well). It does not exist for the purpose of providing baby sitting services.
    Hopefully, these changes will result in better outcomes in the schools. I doubt it, because the system seems to mainly just consume more and more money while producing poorer and poorer results.

  • whatelseisnew Jun 20, 2012

    The County should reduce its funding amount to the school system by 4 million dollars and use that money to pay down some of the school bond debt.

  • seenbetterdaze Jun 20, 2012

    That teacher in Rowan Co. who argued with her student in a video that went viral, about "disrepecting Pres. Obama" will keep her JOB! With a little more training, that is. No matter how unqualified some teachers are there is nothing to stop them from their Socialist Ideological-brainwashing their students. It goes on no matter which school our kids and grandkids are forced to attend. And sadly, fewer kids graduate with skills to get and keep a job.