March 21, 2018

Wake Schools prepares to make do with the budget it has

26 June 2017, 05:03 | Doyle Barker

Wake Schools prepares to make do with the budget it has

Wake Schools prepares to make do with the budget it has

The commissioners rectified the mistake Tuesday in voting to approve the $219.6 million county budget, which keeps the special district tax at its new revenue neutral rate of 20.18 cents per $100 in property value.

The district will get $21 million more in funding over a year ago, but that falls short of the $45 million increase the school system requested. At the moment, district officials made it clear that they do not have a plan.

Wake County schools will receive more than $430 million in county funding for the 2017-2018 school year, which accounts for 52 percent of the overall county budget.

School board Chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler said commissioners threw the school district a "curve ball" Monday.

"This board and the school board are doing everything they can to fill in the breach, but we cannot continue to blame each each for problems caused by another body", said Burns.

Board member Jim Martin called for a third-party mediator to work with the school system and the county on budgeting issues. This isn't new to the school board.

NDA's Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind files nomination
The state, which has the maximum population in the country, has the highest value of each vote in the presidential election . The BJP badly needs the dalit vote to overcome the popular perception that it is a party for the upper castes.

School leaders said last year's cuts were needed, but County Commissioner Erv Portman disagreed.

Commissioners voted Monday to provide a $21 million increase with the majority saying they wanted to limit the size of this year's property tax increase, which will cost the average homeowner $39 more a year.

However, school administrators had pushed for a $45 million increase.

Commissioner Barry Jacobs suggested they talk in the future about how to narrow the funding gap that the district tax creates between the school systems.

Remarkably, some Wake residents urged commissioners to raise their taxes to fund the K-12 spending request, although others advocated for the county to hold the line on property taxes. "I am just here to say we can not put the blame on the state when we look at our own house and our own house is now only finally meeting growth plus inflation to 2010 and we have not met growth plus inflation pre-recession".

Other News

Trending Now

Rating Roundup: Office Depot Cmn (ODP)
Zacks Investment Research upgraded Office Depot from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Office Depot, Inc. (ODP ) have shown a high EPS growth of 36.30% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 659.90% yoy.

How six months of mayhem at Uber brought down Travis Kalanick
That includes recommendations such as communicating more closely with the company's human resources department, Klassen said. Some companies can lose money but still do well because they're growing, capturing markets and building strategic advantage.

Philippines seeks Malaysia, Indonesia cooperation vs terrorism
The Philippines is largely Christian, but Mindanao has a significant population of Muslims and Marawi City is overwhelmingly Muslim.

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan Relax At Dwayne Bravo's House
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two wickets, Chinaman spinner Kuldeep bamboozled three West Indies batsman. He can open and he can play in the middle-order.

Chance the Rapper honored for humanitarian work in Chicago
During her acceptance speech for Young Stars, Yara Shahidi paid tribute to Tamir Rice on what would have been his 15th birthday. Ma took home the award at the end of the four-hour award show in one of the night's most anticipated award announcements.

Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
He's also trying to become the first player to lead wire-to-wire alone in the event since Tim Norris in 1982 at Wethersfield. Ironically, Spieth made and up-and-down from the same bunker to save par and force the playoff in regulation.

Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today
Hawkes said Pride must focus predominantly on LGBTQ issues, such as pushing for equality in Canada and around the world. Black Lives Matter won't be taking part in the parade either after failing to register by the May 20 deadline.

A record number of refugees were displaced in 2016
The Syrian civil war contributes most to increasing refugees; 5. 5 million Syrians are identified as refugees , the UNHCR said. The figures are based on the agency's own data and on numbers reported by governments and non-governmental organizations.

When Is Bill Cosby's Retrial? It's Currently Being Considered By A Judge
He found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jell-O pudding. They must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit.

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms
WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) - Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey appeared on Sunday's Face the Nation backing up the Senate Republican health care bill.