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Wake schools seeks public’s budget advice

The school system says it is expecting an estimated $70 million to $100 million budget shortfall due to a lack of county, state and federal funding.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake County Public School System is seeking public input online about the 2011-12 fiscal year budget, district administrators said Thursday.

The school system says it is expecting a $70 million to $100 million budget shortfall due to a lack of county, state and federal funding.

The district expects an additional 4,100 students either enrolled in schools or attending local charter schools, and the school system will open two new schools.

“As in the previous two years, WCPSS must do more – serve more students, and do so more effectively – with less money,” spokesman Bill Poston said in a news release.

Budget suggestions can be made on the school system’s website.

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