Cleveland County Schools’ superintendent will be among a group of state leaders discussing the impact of cuts to the education budget.
Dr. Bruce Boyles will meet with other school superintendents, State Board of Education members and legislators in Raleigh on Tuesday to talk about how local school districts are affected by cuts in federal funding and increases in state discretionary cuts.
Boyles said Cleveland County Schools has cut $17 million in discretionary reductions since the 2008-09 school year. Statewide, school districts are facing more than $400 million in cuts for the 2012-13 school year in areas including the central office, media and guidance departments as well as other clerical positions, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Tuesday’s meeting is supposed to facilitate dialogue about the budget and how leaders are handling the cuts locally.