Dr. Lerch Question 15

We are very fortunate in New Hanover County to have local funds to supplement state allocations for positions and supplies.  These resources will be reduced in 2009/10 due to state and local funding reductions, but not to a level that should impact our ability to provide quality services to children.  We had to reduce the budget, but the main priority was to not negatively impact teaching and learning by keeping teachers in the classrooms.  While reduced resources will make everyone's job more challenging, we are confident in the ability of our employees to meet the needs of children in New Hanover County.