Clarence Morgan, right, a counselor at East Garner Middle School, teaches sixth-grader Trey Smith how to tie a tie. The Wake County school board wants a $45.2 million increase in local funding, with $10 million of it going toward hiring more guidance counselors and social workers.
Clarence Morgan, right, a counselor at East Garner Middle School, teaches sixth-grader Trey Smith how to tie a tie. The Wake County school board wants a $45.2 million increase in local funding, with $10 million of it going toward hiring more guidance counselors and social workers. Jonathan M. Alexander jalexander@newsobserver.com
Clarence Morgan, right, a counselor at East Garner Middle School, teaches sixth-grader Trey Smith how to tie a tie. The Wake County school board wants a $45.2 million increase in local funding, with $10 million of it going toward hiring more guidance counselors and social workers. Jonathan M. Alexander jalexander@newsobserver.com

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    Combs Elementary School PTA volunteers talk with parents as they wait in carpool line Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 near the school. Volunteers were urging parents to ask state legislators to give school districts flexibility on the new K-3 class sizes going into effect in July. The smaller class sizes could cost school districts problems such as losing art and music classrooms and forcing classes to share rooms.