Contact: Haley Miller (336) 370-3200
Created: 4/20/2010 3:40:15 PM
Governor Bev Perdue released her proposed state budget for the 2010-11 year Tuesday.
At this time, it's too early to tell how the proposal
will affect Guilford County Schools, according to Sharon Ozment, chief
"Right now, we are in the process of reviewing the
proposal to see how it will impact our local budget recommendations,"
said Ozment. "We are pleased to see that the Governor values education
and wants to help us ensure every student graduates high school prepared
Last year, the state adopted a two-year budget. GCS
based its 2010-11 budget proposal on the state's adopted budget for
2009-11, as roughly half of the district's budget comes from state
funding. Although the state has approved its budget for next year, the
legislature may make additional changes. In fact, the Governor's
proposal includes adjustments to the 2009-11 budget approved last fall.
Locally, the Guilford County Board of Education must
adopt a proposed budget and present it to the county by May 15. The
board is holding a public hearing on the budget proposal as part of this
Thursday's regularly scheduled board meeting. The meeting starts at 6
p.m. and will be held in the Board Room of the Administrative Office,
712. N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.
The Governor's entire budget document is available by
clicking on the link below. Scroll down to pages 45-54 to see the K-12