The Senate began releasing their budget Monday and the highlights for public schools are as follows:
The 2009-2010 Senate Education Budget was cut by approximately 6 percent $7,629,717,045.
Class Size Reduction (2 students) $322,705,848 Recurring
Student Accountability $ 38,339,798 Recurring
Textbooks $ 37,977,278 Non-recurring
Continuation Adjustments $ 10,114,135 Recurring
LEA Discretionary Reduction $ 9,432,140 Recurring
Central Office Cut 5.3% $ 6,470,262 Recurring
Staff Development $ 6,278,960 Non-recurring
Corporate Tax-Capital Funds $ 60,500,000 First year
$ 64,500,000 Second year
Fund One LEA per County 2010-2011 $ 11,393,230 Recurring
Assessments and Accountability $ 3,000,000 Non-recurring
School Reform $ 3,023,546 Recurring
School Reform $ 342,000 Non-recurring
NCVPS $ 2,000,000 Recurring
Learn and Earn $ 3,601,265 Recurring
Learn and Earn $ 120,000 Non-recurring
Salaries: Unknown at this time, though rumor has it the Teachers/Principals Step Increase is in the full budget, which we have not seen yet.
Longevity was funded.
DPI reductions were in the areas of positions with the possible elimination of 100 agency positions in 2009-2010 and 200 more positions in 2010-2011. Total savings $18 million in the next two years.
The More-at Four Program was decreased by $86 million and moved to Dept. of Health and Human Resources. Also, transfers cost of 50 percent of State Tort Claims to LEAs