Guilford County Schools

Education
8:07 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Guilford County School Official: We Can't Cut Anymore

Angie Henry, the chief financial officer for Guilford County Schools, says she worries about the impact a lack of funding will have on growing class sizes and future graduation rates, if the county doesn't provide more funding to help restore teaching positions and other programs.
Credit Keri Brown

At a press conference Wednesday, the district’s chief financial officer detailed the school budget recommended to the Board of Education by superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green.

The district is asking for nearly $26 million from the county commission for the 2015/2016 school year.

Angie Henry says the money is needed to cover impacts from the state budget, as well as new state mandates.

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Education
8:05 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

Guilford County Schools In Disrepair About To Get Some Relief

High Point Central was built in the 1920's. The Guilford County Commission has approved an initial bond sale of $60 million this summer. Some of the money will be used to fix the school's roof, add a new cafeteria and increase classroom space.
Credit Hardy Floyd/High Point Central

Some public schools in Guilford County will soon get money to pay for much needed maintenance and repairs. The county commission has approved a plan to make capital improvements at nine schools.

It will issue $132 million in bonds over the next few years to address capital needs in the school system. Julius Monk, executive director of facilities for Guilford County Schools, says the projects will happen in stages.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed March 4, 2015

As Education Spending Grabs Spotlight, Deteriorating Schools Get Little Aid

The green moss on the side of the building at High Point Central High School are signs of a leaky roof that needs major repairs. Water damage can also be found inside the school building.
Credit Hardy Floyd

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says his upcoming budget will focus on education with $291 million in new funding expected to go to K - 12 public schools. The money is earmarked for technology, student growth and educational materials. But school officials in Guilford County say that won’t help their most critical problem: several schools that are literally falling apart. 

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Education
2:10 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Guilford Co. Education Initiative Receives $5 Million Pledge

Credit Courtesy Say Yes To Education

Philips Foundation has pledged its largest donation ever toward a new education initiative in Guilford County.  The Foundation has earmarked $5 million to the Say Yes To Education.

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Education
7:57 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Guilford County Schools Plan Next Steps After Defeat At Polls

Credit Reza (via flickr)

A referendum that would have raised the sales tax in Guilford County to help fund improvements in public schools failed to pass on Tuesday's election. Now, school officials look at how to fill the funding gaps from the state and local level.

The referendum would have increased the county sales tax by a quarter of a penny. That doesn't sound like much, but with a big sales tax base, it would have raised $14 million a year.

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