As many as 100 current school district employees will be laid off this year because of the poor economy, Wake County school board members learned today.
Chief Business Officer David Neter said plans are being developed to lay off 75 to 100 central services employees. Central Services covers everything not based at schools, such as the maintenance department, technology department, human resources and communications.
Neter laid out a grim budget picture in which state funding is expected to be cut and funding from the county is not expected to increase for the upcoming fiscal year.
The budget woes had resulted this school year in some teachers not being rehired, class sizes rising and fewer electives being offered.
Supt. Del Burns had previously directed administrators to make $20 million in Central Services cuts for the fiscal year that begins July 1.