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NRMPS Plans to Address Fiscal Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:          Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth

                        Chief Public Information Officer

                        Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

                        Phone: (252) 462-2509

                        pdhollingsworth@nrms.k12.nc.us

 

NRMPS Plans to Address Fiscal Challenges

 

Nashville, NC – For the past seven years, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has seen a trend in declining enrollment that has created significant fiscal challenges.  As we prepare the 2017-2018 Budget Recommendation Report, we must plan a course of action to address fiscal challenges to enhance the financial health of the school district.  We will address these challenges by bringing expenditures in alignment with our allocations.  In order for this to happen, the following adjustments must be made:

Phase 1 will transition our assistant principals to a tiered approach with (1) 12-month position per high school, while the remaining assistant principals will transition to 11 month positions beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Currently, our state allocation only supports 10 to 10.5 months of assistant principals’ employment.  Additionally, our clerical positions will transition from 12 month positions to 10 month positions. 

Phase 2 will transition all elementary assistant principals to 10 months with tiers of 12, 11 and 10 months at the secondary level based on the size of the school.  Phase 2 will happen beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

The cost savings will equate to a little over $700,000 for the two year period.  Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies shared the following comment at the Board meeting: “I feel compelled to reassure all community stakeholders, parents, grandparents and students that our unyielding focus is to protect the classroom during these difficult budgetary times.”




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