EDEN, N.C. — Rockingham County Schools avoided laying off employees for years, but with a $4 million deficit looming, few options are left.
Sunday night, the Rockingham County Board of Education planned to pass a $113.3 million proposed budget. For 49 employees, that budget will end their careers with the school system.
Media assistants — 19 1/2 positions are slated to be cut — pleaded to keep their jobs during a school board meeting two weeks ago.
“I haven’t slept very well thinking about things going on,” Superintendent Rodney Shotwell said.
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