Wake County, NC – Thoughts for June 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for May 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Budget Dance Begins!
As we reviewed last month, your school board does not have taxing authority and must rely on state and county funding for the operating budget. The Superintendent’s budget request will be followed by the County Manager’s proposed budget. Meanwhile the Governor proposed his budget and the House released theirs. Read more
Cary, NC – The school year is coming to an end but discussions about school policy are ongoing, and experts and elected officials talked about hot topics in education at a recent Cary Chamber of Commerce panel.
Cary, NC – LaunchCARY, a new program for developing entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community, graduated its first class this month, all in a partnership with Dorcas Ministries, Wake Technical Community College and Cary’s Rotary Clubs. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for April 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
How North Carolina Funds Schools
The State Constitution expects the legislature to fund all school operations and the county to fund facilities.
School boards do not have taxing authority and thus are dependent on state and county funding decisions to run an effective and challenging academic program. Read more
Cary, NC – Cary High School has an extensive culinary education program, both for cooking and for restaurant management. This year, five students at Cary High School won first place in a statewide culinary competition and now move on to compete nationwide later this year. Read more
Cary, NC – The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling came down in 1954 but it still took many more years for schools across North Carolina to integrate. As part of a presentation on the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, visitors got to learn about Cary’s crucial role in desegregating schools in the state and bringing students of all races together. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for January 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Bill’s Legislative Goals for 2019
Let’s take a fresh approach in the Legislature this year. Let’s agree on some simple principles and then set about enacting laws and budgets in support of those principles! Are you ready?
Cary, NC – The Prix de Lausanne is considered one of the top, if not the top, competitions for ballet students worldwide. This year, a student at Cary’s International Ballet Academy is not only the first Triangle student to compete there but he is one of only three boys in the United States to go. Read more