Kannapolis Schools do not expect more personnel cuts

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 9, 2012

KANNAPOLIS — The leader of the Kannapolis City school system said earlier today the district doesn’t expect to hand out any pink slips this year.
“We do not foresee a reduction in force unless there are some major changes from Raleigh,” Superintendent Dr. Pam Cain said. “I am very happy to report we have a budget we can sustain.”
Last year, 49 teacher assistants, 19 teachers, six custodians, three instructional technology specialists, two administrative assistants, two guidance counselors and one media coordinator were laid off. A portion of those people were brought back to work later.
The school system is facing a more-than $1 million shortfall with the loss of the federal Education Jobs money that expires at the end of this year.
It’s also expected to lose nearly $1.8 million in reversions to the state. That’s up $250,000 from the current fiscal year.
Find out how the school system plans to deal with those deficits in Saturday’s Salisbury Post.