NC school superintendents discuss classroom cuts

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DURHAM, N.C. — Local public school superintendents from around North Carolina are being invited to talk about how reduced education funding affected classrooms this year.

The state Board of Education is holding a special meeting Tuesday to give local school superintendents a platform to describe how they coped with this year’s budget cuts and further cuts planned for next year. The state school board’s regular meeting is Wednesday and Thursday.

The General Assembly’s Republican leaders and a conservative interest group have pointed out that state funding for teaching jobs increased for the current academic year.

The state Department of Public Instruction counted nearly 2,000 classroom jobs were eliminated this year as lawmakers ordered school districts to find other spending cuts.
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