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NCCS hopes to add personnel

May 18, 2012

After several years of cutting costs and positions, Newton-Conover City Schools hopes to add a few employees in the coming fiscal year.

Proposed new positions — including a dropout specialist and maintenance foreman — are part of a recommended $4.5 million local general fund budget, a 1 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year.

In the past three fiscal years, the state cut millions in school funding, NCCS trimmed its central office personnel through attrition, and the district eliminated four teaching assistant positions this school year, among other cuts.

"We've cut every year," said NCCS Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond. "Going forward, we think we're finally through cutting."

NCCS presents its proposed local budget to county commissioners May 29 at 8:30 a.m. The district has not yet set a date for a public forum on its budget, Houston said.

<i>To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.</i>


What the heck....

May 18, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 1 year 47 weeks ago
Comment: 1114 a DROP OUT SPECIALIST!

I remeber Mr. Jerome Ingle, the Principal at NCHS in my day used to go out and get 'em and drag 'em back to scholl, the easy way or the hard way! Isnt that sort of the job of the principal anyway! Why we keep adding to the tail of the monster (more support staff) when what we need are more teachers! (The teeth in this metaphore)

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