Wake school board takes budget to commissioners

April 21, 2010 3:46:11 PM PDT
The Wake County Board of Education will present its billion dollar budget to county commissioners Wednesday morning.

The board says it's unhappy with the cuts, and commissioners could ask the board to slash more.

Tuesday night the board agreed to cut 68 people from the school system's payroll along with dozens of unfilled positions.

Right now, Governor Beverly Perdue's cuts to education stand at 3.8 percent. Twenty-million dollars will be cut from Central Services and Perdue's proposed budget means another $27 million slice, which will hit classrooms.

Schools will have fewer supplies while welcoming thousands of new students and opening four new schools.

The board will meet with Wake County commissioners at 9 a.m.

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