Wake County Manager Says Wake Schools Don’t Need the $45 Million They Asked For

Wake County Manager Says Wake Schools Don’t Need the $45 Million They Asked For

Jim Hartmann, the Wake County manager, said Monday that the Wake school system isn’t spending all the money it got from county coffers in the current budget year and doesn’t need the $45 million in new funding it requested for the coming year.

Instead, Hartmann proposed during a meeting of the Wake County Board of Commissioners that the system should be able to meet its needs with an additional $16 million from the county. Under North Carolina’s system, the schools have no taxing power, so that the board that oversees public education has to request funding from the county.

Hartmann proposed an overall county budget of $1.24 billion, an increase of $38.3 million over the current budget year, which ends June 31.…

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