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North Carolina Superintendent Cuts Central Services to Save Classrooms

Del Burns, Superintendent of the Wake County Public Schools (Raleigh, NC), has called for $20 million in cuts to central office to offset a projected budget shortfall in the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year. has called for $20 million in cuts to central office to offset a projected budget shortfall in the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year. By calling for the cuts at central office, Burns is protecting the district’s classrooms as much as he can. I applaud you Dr. Burns. There is no more important place in the school system than the classroom. As such, direct cuts to classrooms must be an absolute last resort. That’s the stance that Dr. Burns has taken. So even in the midst of these difficult economic times, high quality instruction in Wake County’s classrooms will continue.