School Cuts To Deal With Budget Issues

Cuts in teacher salaries, overtime and funding for extra curricular activities are just some of the ways one school district plans to deal with less funding.

The 22.7 million dollar budget approved by the Carteret County school board also includes an increase in school lunch prices. The proposed budget also cuts some positions, but interim superintendent Jeanne Huntley hopes attrition will help lessen the blow.

The school board hopes federal stimulus money from the government will make these cuts less drastic. Carteret county schools is currently under a hiring freeze.

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  • by Donna Location: Kinston on Mar 19, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    I think that it is unfair for our children to suffer because the government wants to build more hwys for buisnesses. Why cut our childrens funding for school our children are the future that one day will run the buisnesses of the state. If you continue to take from our children then there is no need to worry about new buisnesses because the children are not gonna be able to run the buisness. I have a child who attends Moss Hill Elementary and this year our children are being denied summer school, tutoring, or any other needs they may have due to the money going to new roads. Mind you now we are talking about the lottery money that was originally suppose to go towards our students education across the state.
  • by concerned Location: washington on Mar 19, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    Mr.T. you are right they need to check out all these students that received free lunch. some people are struggling to pay for lunch they should required verification for all lunch application. Because if so many of the ones that get free lunch should be eligible for food stamps. The ones that receive free lunch can afford to get snacks and get double lunches were they pay for extra meals. It's the working people that just barely making ends meet that children have to pay for lunch..
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 19, 2009 at 04:50 PM
    While you're raising lunch prices, how about eliminating FREE lunches for those that don't deserve it.Like those who get free lunches, yet thier parents drop them off in a new Cadillac every morning. Or they're walking around school with a cellphone or some Gold around thier neck. But they are getting the FREE lunch as if they were poor.

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