Budget shortfall means classroom cuts in Moore County

CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Moore County school officials are in the middle of taking a tough look at their budget, and how they’re going to keep up with the number of students coming into their school system.

A recent piece of state legislation would put a strict limit on class size for kindergarten through third grade.

To meet those limits, the school system would need 33 more teachers, but it doesn’t have the money to hire that many.

The most likely solution is to pull art and music teachers in to make up the difference.

“I get lots and lots of emails and lots and lots of comments from parents who are frustrated,” said Ed Dennison, vice chairman of the county board of education.

The county is separately dealing with a budget shortfall.

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