School board weighs pay cuts – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: This is quite interesting. I believe that the issue is Nash County Commissioners have not paid their fair share to fund the schools over the years. It is interesting how the Nash County Commissioners spent all of that time trying to exclude Rocky Mount City Council from paying a part while trying to create division with Edgecombe County Schools who did not get the monies to upkeep the schools on the Edgecombe County side of Rocky Mount. Look at the schools that were closed and/or that were talking about being closed but the new construction that was done on the Nash Side and the construction that will come. However got to do some more research on this been out of the loop for quite some time now. I haven’t attended a Nash-Rocky Mount School Board meeting in quite some time now.

Teachers in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools may be seeing less money in their paychecks for the rest of the school year.

The finance committee of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools met Thursday afternoon and approved a recommendation that would slash 35 percent of supplement pay from certified staff, including teachers and administrators, from now till the end of the fiscal year. The measure will have to be approved by the full school board before it takes effect. That meeting is scheduled for April 1, but a special called meeting may take place before then to take the measure under consideration.

The move is necessary in order to avoid the reduction in force proposed last fall to balance this year’s school budget. At that time, the school board was considering a reduction in force of 13 full-time positions, including five positions from the technology department, two media specialists, three guidance counselors and three social workers in order to save $1.4 million. But that plan was met with widespread opposition from the community. (Read more)

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