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FY 2010-11 Budget Page

Federal Education Jobs Fund

August 16, 2010

The state of North Carolina is expecting to receive nearly $300 million in funding from the federal Education Jobs Fund.

Of that amount, the projected sum that Durham Public Schools anticipates is approximately $6.1 million.  Restrictions for these funds are that they are to be used only to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees for the purpose of providing early childhood, elementary and secondary educational and related services.

This is a one-time allocation and will not alleviate the serious budget challenges that we will face in the 2011-12 school year.

Once the actual funding amount is confirmed by the state Department of Public Instruction, DPS will consider where and how these funds can best be allocated to serve our mission of providing the highest quality instruction for our students.

185 Classroom Teacher Positions to be Restored

July 2, 2010

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County Budget Adoption Saves Teachers Jobs

June 29, 2010

On June 28, the Durham Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the budget for fiscal year 2010-2011.  The new budget, effective July 1, 2010, includes a tax increase that will help save jobs for Durham Public Schools (DPS). Increased funding for DPS is the largest portion of a 3.78 cent property tax rate increase.  The property tax rate for fiscal year 2010-2011 will be 74.59 cents; 3.07 cents of the increase will support an increase to DPS’ current expense funding and 0.71 cents will support debt service for the County.  Read more . . .



2010-11 Budget Materials


Background Materials



Employees Favor Furlough to Save Positions 4/15/10

Speakers Support School Funding  3/23/10

Letter for DPS Principals to County Commissioners 3/18/10

PTA/PTO Presidents' Meeting  3/10/10

Summary of School Input

Budget Advisory Committee Members

Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations



2010-11 Board of Education Budget Proposal (5/14/10)

  • Part 1 - Overview, Goals & Objectives, State of the System (985K)
  • Part 2 - Resource Efficiencies, 09-10 Budget Review, Budget Outlook 2010-11, Program Area Funding (547K)
  • Part 3 - Program Report Code Budgets (1399K)

Central Services Position Reductions 2010-11 (5/17/10)

Board of Education Draft Budget Request Options

Board of Education Meeting Materials 3/25/10

Key Budget Facts

Central Services Comparison Chart

PTA/PTO Budget Presentation


Elected Officials

Board of Education

County Commissioners

State Legislators


Budget Timeline

Where the Money
Comes From

Federal Stimulus Funds

2009-10 Board of Education Budget

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

State Budget Forecast


Questions from County Commissioners

General Questions

Personnel Questions

Program Questions

Operations Questions

Communications Questions

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