CMS is examining all possibilities in trying to locate positions that can be cut to meet the expected shortfall in funds for 2009-2010. Superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman said they are trying to keep the cuts away from the classroom, but he might not have a choice.
“Once you get into the $50 million to $100 million range, there really is no place else to go,” Dr. Gorman told the Board.”
At Independence High School, Judy Kidd, who is the president of the North Carolina Classroom Teacher’s Association, as well as a teacher at the Big I, worries that the cuts in security could be too deep. Under the proposed cuts, high schools would lose as many as five security officers.
“It’s a safety and security issue,” Kidd said. “We can’t get proper supervision and safety with the numbers we have now.”
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