If you are voting in next year’s elections (and why wouldn’t you?!), watch this presentation on Moore County schools funding. The state has stopped paying certain costs. They have cut state fund sources. They have restricted use of diligently saved funds. They have removed teaching slots, TA slots, specific programs. All this with 900+ MORE students. Worst of all, they have forced classroom numbers to increase to 1:24 in k-3, 1:28 in 4-8, and 1:31 in high school, with threatened complete loss of TA’s.
“It’s not that bad in MY SCHOOL” you say? “We’re doing just fine.”
That’s because MCS had saved and scraped protected our kids through a savings account built up through the foresight of MCS to keep things steady. Well, that money is now gone. Gone.
So unless you want your high schooler to be 1 of 31 kids in a class, or you’re ok with your 1st grader having 23 classmates and 1 adult, YOU’VE GOT TO PAY ATTENTION to state office candidates education stance. No more money can be diverted to trial projects.
The stream on funding begins at 49:00 and goes until about 1:03:00.