Surprise! CMS didn’t take the easy way out when the state forced it to cut $5.3 million from its budget. Other districts, including Gaston County Schools, cut money from teacher aid positions and textbooks. CMS was expected to do the same because of its penchant to make bigger splashes and woe-is-us spin by cutting directly from classrooms. Superintendent Peter Gorman said CMS was able to cut the funds from the budget without affecting the classrooms–nearly half of the cuts come from the central office.
“We saw some of this coming earlier this year. We had identified positions that we didn’t fill and that means that schools won’t feel any fresh pain from these reductions. They’ve already made the adjustment from our budget actions earlier.”