FIRST ON WITN: Furloughs, Cuts Coming To Carteret County Schools

Furloughs and some layoffs are coming to a school system here in the East.

Three central office positions will be eliminated at Carteret County Schools, while 12-month employees will be furloughed for at least two days. That includes central office staff, principals, assistant principals, maintenance, transportation of custodial staff.

The school system will also furlough all central office and school clerical staff July 2nd, plus another 16 hours in July.

Carteret County also will reduce some 12-month staff to 11 month employees and eliminating some summer employment.

The school system says between 80 and 85% of their budget is for employee salaries and benefits.

Teachers, who are state employees, are already under the governor's mandated .5% pay cut.

Superintendent Dr. Dan Novey says with the system-wide reductions announced they will save between 20 and 25 positions that otherwise would be been cut.

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  • by Anna Location: Cape Carteret on May 11, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    Why are only 12-month employees affected? All employees should have furloughed hours because these additional 20 hours are saving jobs of 10-month employess, too.
  • by Kay on May 2, 2009 at 04:23 PM
    I am disappointed with Gov Perdue....we, the people, elected a person to head the state education and apparently the Gov did not like that so she created a new position, which stripped the authorization of the person that was elected. So how can the Gov cut state workers pay when she is paying TWO people for basically the same does she justify this. She also is trying to strip the funds from the lottery from going to the school system.......please ask her to justify her actions.
  • by k Location: capec on May 1, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    I agree, there is no reason a salary for any state worker should exceed 100,00, its ridiculous
  • by Billy Location: Morehead City on May 1, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    When some of the county superintentents make more than 200K per year, no wonder their is little money left for the kids.

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