Keith Sutton Proposes Ideas to Ease Budget Crisis of Wake County

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"Taxpayers are asking Wake County school board members to consider four-day school weeks and fees for sports to help deal with next year's budget crisis.

Shorter school weeks and charging students to play sports are among the most common ideas left in the school district's online budget suggestion box. School leaders have received 463 suggestions on how to deal with more than $100 million in state and federal funding cuts that are expected to lead to layoffs, larger class sizes and the loss of some programs next year.

'If we get a single idea that's worth considering, it's been useful,' said school board member Keith Sutton, who had suggested the suggestion box. 'We need to find out from the public what sacrifices they're willing to make.'

Read the full article at The News and Observer.


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