School leaders across the state say proposed cuts to the Department of Public Instruction would hurt North Carolina classrooms.
The Senate’s spending plan would slash DPI’s budget by 30-percent. Several school administrators say they rely on the department to help run their schools. It helps out with recruiting and evaluating teachers, and offering professional development.
Mike Dunsmore, superintendent of Tyrell County, says his district is the smallest in the state. It serves about 550 students.