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Pender County prepares for possible budget cuts

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Until area school districts get some answers from the state on possible budget cuts, school officials are preparing for the worst. School leaders in Pender County have been working on a budget plan, preparing the county for an 11 percent reduction in state funding. That translates to a four million dollar loss for schools. That means the loss of numerous teachers and teaching assistants, administrators, and a reduction in central office staff. Other impacts may include consolidating bus routes, cutting out days in the school year, to college prep course programs.

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Now lets get real

I don't care what any report or what any one says. The money is there. Who is watching over it has to change. Then you will see the differences. If they cut what they want now. It will not change anything. we are still going to be in the hole. There shouldn't be the first teacher cut, nor their pay. I want people to really look into this. there are to many kids in this state that dropping out. The school boards and school hold the money and where it goes. The state sends it to them in a one sum and they make the call of where it goes. the lotto is a joke. 70% of the money that is in the so call North Carolina Educational Lottery. 70% of the money goes back into the lotto for prizes Please get involved and help we can't let this happen. All our kids need us as a community. If you are retire, or single mom or dad or grandparent or working mom and dad. Get involved in schools and what goes on and the kids. It isn't up to the schools to raise our kids. it is a community effort.