As legislators discuss how tightly to draw state and federal purse strings, the Orange County Board of Commissioners awaits the magnitude of funding cuts the county’s two school systems will face.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools presented their recommended budgets to the commissioners on April 26. Both entities took into account cuts projected at the state and federal levels but asked the board to maintain its previous levels of funding.
County Manager Frank Clifton will present a county budget proposal to commissioners Tuesday. After a series of work sessions and public hearings, the board will approve an operating budget in June that will include fund allocations to schools.
K-12 Budget Cuts
$3.5 million projected state funding reduction for Orange County Schools
$7.8 million projected state funding reduction for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
8.8 percent N.C. House proposed cuts to K-12 education in the state
“We’re trying to make sure we provide schools with an adequate source of funding that we have historically produced,” commissioner Earl McKee said.
Orange County Schools