The Wake County school board could ask county commissioners for an even bigger funding increase than now is on the table to avoid cutting school supplies and to increase custodial services at schools.
The proposed budget from Superintendent Tony Tata includes asking commissioners for an $8.8 million funding increase for the 2012-13 fiscal year. School board chairman Kevin Hill proposed today also asking commissioners for enough money to eliminate a potential $2 million cut in school supplies and to cover an amount to be determined to increase custodial services.
Hill cited the impact on classrooms by cutting $13.96 per student for instructional supplies and the health gains from increasing cleaning at schools. The school system had cut back on custodial services for this fiscal year.