Monday numbers

Monday numbers

3,000—minimum number of K-3 teachers that school districts will have find to comply with the General Assembly’s unfunded class size reduction mandate adopted last year for the 2017-2018 school year (“Class-Size Chaos: Districts are scrambling to meet new requirements by initiating layoffs and eliminating enhancement teachers, N.C. Justice Center, April 2017)

5,400—possible number of K-3 teachers school districts will have find to comply with the General Assembly’s new class size requirements (Ibid)

5,400—possible number of art, music and P.E. teachers that schools may have to lay off to meet the unfunded class mandate from the General Assembly (Ibid)

188 million—amount in dollars of the minimum cost of unfunded mandate for local systems in new class size requirements (Ibid)

338 million—amount in dollars of the possible total costs of the unfunded mandate for local systems in new class size requirements (Ibid)

460—number of new teachers needed in Wake County alone to meet the new unfunded class size mandate—or the number of art, music, and P.E teachers that must be laid off and replaced (Ibid)

400—number of new classrooms that must be created in Wake County to meet the new unfunded class size mandate (Ibid)

320 million—amount in dollars of the cost to Wake County schools in personnel, capital, and operating expenses to create and staff the new classes under the class size mandate (Ibid)

8.1 billion—amount in dollars of the need for more school construction across North Carolina before the new unfunded class size mandate (Ibid)

67—number of days since the House passed House Bill 13 to give school systems more flexibility to handle the unfunded class size reduction mandate (N.C. General Assembly)

0—number of members of the House who voted against House Bill 13 (Ibid)