Budget cuts could hurt struggling elementary students in Forsyth Co.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education is working to adopt a budget that will cope with a $4.2 million cut in state funding.

In his March budget proposal, Gov. Pat McCrory cut about $117 million in state funds that would eliminate about 3,000 second-grade teaching assistant positions.

The state cut would eliminate about 150 part-time positions designed to help the W-S/FCS district's struggling elementary school students, budget director Kerry Crutchfield tells the Winston-Salem Journal.

Crutchfield said the district uses teaching assistant allotments to hire half-time remediation teachers, who work with students who are behind in reading and math.

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