Teacher Cuts Could Mean Larger Classes In Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
Posted May 7, 2002
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Students in the
Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System
will return to classes next fall with fewer teachers.
Monday night, the school board approved a budget that slashes 23 teachers and 48 teacher assistants from the payroll. The effort saves the district nearly $2 million, but could result in larger class sizes.
The budget also requires an increase from both Nash and Edgecombe counties totaling nearly $500,000.
The budget director said no current teachers will be laid off. The district expects to eliminate the teacher jobs through attrition.