Posts Tagged ‘public school funding’

Public School Funding Dispute Resolution Process Revisited

Friday, May 15th, 2015

In Union County Board of Education vs. Union County Board of Commissioners, ___ N.C. App. ___, No. COA14-633 (Apr. 7, 2015), the North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a trial court judgment in favor of the Union County Board of Education in the amount of $91,157,139, holding that the trial court judge erred in allowing […]

County Funding of Public Schools: Dispute Resolution Process

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

For most units July 1 (or the date that the annual budget ordinance is adopted) marks the end of the formal budgeting season. Each year, however, at least a few counties and local school boards face a protracted budgeting process. That is because state law allows a local school board to challenge a county’s appropriations […]

Legislature May Not Deny Eligible At-Risk Kids Access to State Pre-Kindergarten Program

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

On August 21, 2012, a unanimous panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that the State may not deny any eligible at-risk four year old admission to its Pre-Kindergarten (formerly More at Four) program. On its face, this court holding imposes a substantial, and potentially expensive, new obligation. The case is Hoke County […]

County Responsibility for Public School Funding

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It is budget season. And, once again, local government officials face tough decisions about how to balance their annual budgets—Raise taxes and fees? Curtail services? Delay projects? Cut personnel? If my volume of phone calls is any indication, however, the “million dollar” question for many county officials involves determining a county’s responsibility for funding its […]