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Mecklenburg trustees face balancing act on budget

Enriching the curriculum while cutting the budget is the central challenge the School Board will face at 9:30 a.m. today when it convenes an all-day work session to review and fine-tune a $42 million budget developed by the administration.

Jobs in jeopardy as school funding continues to slide

Mecklenburg County schools will resort primarily to staff reductions to achieve a projected $584,400 budget decrease in the coming year, superintendent Dr. James Thornton told the School Board at its January meeting on Tuesday.

Coleman: No site chosen yet for consolidated school

Members of the Boydton Planning Commission who were hoping to find out Thursday exactly where the Mecklenburg County School Board intends to build a consolidated high school may have left their meeting disappointed.

Pre-Labor Day start to Mecklenburg County schools proposed

Parents and teachers are weighing in on the proposed school calendar for 2011-12, which calls for a return to the classrooms before Labor Day.

Mecklenburg County Trustees vote to close Buckhorn

Backing a proposal by Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton by a 7-2 vote, the Mecklenburg County School Board Tuesday night opted to close Buckhorn Elementary to help close a projected budget deficit in excess of $2 million.

Thornton warns of more education cuts as fiscal situation worsens

Mecklenburg County schools must squeeze an additional $146,504 from the current year’s budget to end up in the black, superintendent Dr. James Thornton told School Board trustees at their December meeting.

Students from outside Mecklenburg County will pay more

Out-of-county students will continue to have access to a Mecklenburg County education next year, but will pay more for the privilege.

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