Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

3.55 billion—amount in dollars of total budget cuts made in the last two fiscal years, 2009-2010 and 2010-201, since Governor Perdue delivered her first State of the State speech March 9, 2009 (Conference Committee Report for Senate Bill 897, Appropriations Act of 2010, Conference Committee Report for Senate Bill 202, Appropriations Act of 2009)

2.7 billion—amount in dollars of the adjusted state budget shortfall in 2011-2012 after revenue estimates were revised. (“Educators take fiscal worries to legislators,” High Point Enterprise, February 12, 2011)

10—percent of budget cuts in education that Rep. John Blust says is needed to balance the budget in the light of newly revised budget figures  (“Educators take fiscal worries to legislators,” High Point Enterprise, February 12, 2011)

$1.19 billion—amount in dollars of total cuts to K-12 education funding if Department of Public Instruction funding is reduced by 10 percent when you consider the ongoing hole in the state education budget. (Potential budget cuts would hurt teachers and students,” News Release, Department of Public Instruction, November 22, 1010)

42 million—amount in dollars of state funding of the Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh (Putting the Public School Budget in Context, Department of Public Instruction, November 19, 2010)

2.658 billion—amount in dollars of state budget shortfall that would remain if state funding for DPI was eliminated and local schools lost curriculum and IT support, teacher licensing was eliminated and support for other school initiatives ended. (Ibid)

107.4 million—amount in dollars of state funding for central office personnel in local school districts (Ibid)

2.550 billion—amount in dollars of state budget shortfall that would remain if state funding for DPI was eliminated and all funding for central staff in local school districts was ended and all superintendents, associate/assistant superintendents, finance officers, curriculum experts, and others were laid off. (Ibid)

328 million-amount in dollars of state funding of principals and assistant principals (Ibid)

2.22 billion-amount in dollars of state budget shortfall that would remain if all state funding of DPI was eliminated, all local school district central staff were fired, and all principals and assistant principals were laid off (Ibid)

478 million—amount in dollars that elimination of all state funding of DPI, firing of local school district central staff and all principals and assistant principals would reduce the budget (Ibid)

541 million—amount in dollars of budget cuts that would still have to be made in education to come up with $1.19 billion (Ibid)

60—percent of state K-12 funding that is related to teacher classroom positions and salaries (Ibid)

49—ranking of North Carolina among 50 states in state and local spending on public schools central office. (U.S. Census Bureau)

38—ranking of North Carolina among 50 states in spending on administration within schools (Ibid)

45—ranking of North Carolina among 50 states in per pupil expenditures (Ibid)

43—ranking of North Carolina in per pupil spending as a share of state personal income (Ibid)