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Wake County Board of Education

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 April Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for March 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Joint Meetings with Commissioners Open Constructive Dialog…

…even when conversations include comments like “we only have $xxx available for the schools.” NC has an unusual school funding system. School Boards have no taxing authority. Primary operational funding responsibility rests with the State. Counties pay for construction. When the local community demands better services than the State is willing to fund, counties supplement operational funding. That is the basis for the annual negotiation between the Wake boards of education and commissioners.

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Wake County Schools

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 March Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for March 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Legislature Eases Class Size Mandate Timetable

Members of the NC Senate finally responded to thousands of parent and teacher requests to phase in the reduction of class sizes in grades K-3. They also began allocating specific funding for classes such as art, music and PE. The legislation is a little like novacain – it postpones the pain for now. This action clarifies the near term financial challenges as Wake builds its next operating budget. The need for additional classrooms remains a burden on local property tax payers. Let me say thank you who took the time to speak with your legislator. Now reach out again and say “Thanks”!

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Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 February Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for February 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 November Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for November 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

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Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 October Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for October 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 September Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for September 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 August Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for August 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 May Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for May 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 April Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for April 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher March 2017 Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for March 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
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