The school system has announced it's implementing an immediate hiring freeze.
Starting today, all vacant position in the school system will be frozen through June 30. Principals will be allowed to fill teacher vacancies with temporary contracts expiring June 30.
School officials say other exceptions to the hiring freeze will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The hiring freeze comes after the school system gave back more than $11 million to the county and state to help make up their revenue shortfalls.
“Although Wake County's economy is in a better position than most, our state and county government still expect a serious shortfall in revenue,” said Superintendent Del Burns in a press release. “We are positioning WCPSS for anticipated decreases in revenue based on trends in the economy. These are uncertain times for families, businesses and WCPSS employees alike, but together we can work through them.”
Click here to read a memo on the hiring freeze.