Guilford teacher assistants to keep their jobs through Aug. 14

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — About 132 teacher assistants in Guilford County Schools will keep their jobs, at least until Aug. 14.

The General Assembly on Tuesday approved stopgap funding for state operations until lawmakers can hash out a final biennial budget. It was necessary because the new budget year begins today.

The temporary budget also gives lawmakers 45 days of “breathing room, but not too much breathing room,” said state Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), the chairman of the House Education Committee and its appropriations committee for education.

“The message is clear: Get down to business, settle your differences and get on with it,” Horn said.

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