Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

459 million—amount in dollars the budget approved by the 2011-2012 General Assembly cut in public school funding (Report on Continuation, Expansion and Capital Budgets, House Bill 22, N.C. General Assembly 2011 session)

347 million—amount in dollars the budget approved by the 2011-2012 General Assembly cut in funding for the university system (Ibid)

117 million— amount in dollars the budget approved by the 2011-2012 General Assembly cut in funding for the community college system (Ibid)

923 million—amount in dollars the budget approved by the 2011-2012 General Assembly cut in total funding education (Ibid)

49th—ranking of North Carolina in per pupil spending in education after cuts made by the General Assembly in 2011-2012 budget (Office of Governor Beverly Perdue, “Unless We Act, North Carolina Schools Will Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Additional Funding Next Year,” January 20, 2012)

1,700—number of teaching jobs abolished in public schools as a result of the budget cuts made by the 2011-2012 General Assembly (Ibid)

2,400—number of teacher assistant positions abolished in public schools as a result of the budget cuts made by the 2011-2012 General Assembly (Ibid)

3,000—number of university faculty and staff members that were laid off because of the cuts in university funding in the 2011-2012 budget (Ibid)

269 million—additional amount in dollars that public schools stand to lose in 2012-2013 in expiring federal funding and additional cuts built into the next year’s budget in the 2011-2012 appropriations bill (Ibid)

5,700—total number of teacher and other jobs in public schools supported by federal funding that expires in 2012 (Ibid)

28.7 million—amount in dollars of additional cuts to university system built into next year’s budget in the 2011-2012 appropriations bill (Ibid)

67,000—estimated number of at-risk kids in North Carolina eligible for More at Four early childhood program (“NC judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored,” Associated Press, July 20, 2011)

32,000—estimated number of at-risk kids served by More at Four in 2010-2011 (Ibid)

32 million—amount in dollars that the 2011-2012 budget approved by the General Assembly cut from More at Four (House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011)

4,000—number of slots for at-risk children in More at Four lost because of the budget cuts (“NC judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored,” Associated Press, July 20, 2011)

72 million—amount in dollars that the 2011-2012 budget approved by the General Assembly cut from Smart Start (House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011)

104 million—total amount in dollars cut in early childhood programs in the 2011-2012 approved by the General Assembly (Ibid)

850 million—amount in dollars of annual state revenue raised by restoring ¾ of the penny of sales tax increase that General Assembly allowed to expire in 2011. (“In Charlotte, Perdue pitches plan to increase sales tax,” Charlotte Observer, January 20, 2012)