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After five consecutive years of belt tightening and budget cuts, this year’s proposal is focused on returning to previous levels of innovation, academic success and prominence. The recession held down classroom expenditures and staff compensation during that period, although thousands of new students continued to enroll each year. The programs described below will help restore some of those losses in an effort to best meet the needs of all students.

The budget requests $365.9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, an increase from the $326.6 million in current funding.

Proposed Initiatives

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K-12 Literacy Initiatives

Funding for additional literacy support

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3.5% SALARY INCREASE

Funding to provide a 3.5 percent salary increase to all employees

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Graduation Intervention

Funding to increase the graduation rate in low performing schools

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CTE HIGH school OPENING

Funding for first-year staff for the new CTE high school

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Pre-K EXpansion

Funding to support special education students and Title I pre-K

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Knightdale Improvements

Funding for planning and development in Knightdale

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Language Immersion

Funding to provide new immersion programs for two new schools

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Technology Facilitators

Funding to ensure that students are prepared for new technology

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March 18, 2014
Superintendent Merrill presented the proposed budget to the Wake Board of Education. Download the presentation here.

April 8, 2014
Wake Board of Education will discuss the proposal in a budget work session.
> Watch the work session.
> View the BOE's questions regarding the budget.
> Read the PTA's position statement regarding teacher compensation.
> Recommended Adjustments to the Superintendent's Proposed Budget

April 8, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Public hearing in the Board Room at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary

April 22, 2014
Board of Education approval
2014-15 Board of Education's Proposed Budget

May 15, 2014
Deadline to send adopted budget to County Commissioners

June 2, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
County Commission Public Hearing

June 9, 2014
County Commission work session

June 16, 2014
County Commission votes on budget