You could see a “sea of red” today asking the Wake County Board of Commissioners to grant the school board’s request for a $39.3 million funding increase.
As it now stands, County Manager Jim Hartmann has recommended giving the school system a $10.2 million increase. He left out the $29.1 million that the school board wants to give all school employees a 3.5 percent pay raise.
The commissioners will hold two public hearings Monday on the budget. One will be at 2 p.m. in Room 2700 at the Wake County Justice Center, 300 S. Salisbury St. in Raleigh. The second will be at 7 p.m. at the Wake County Commons, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh.
Yevonne Brannon, chairwoman of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition, has been asking people to attend the evening hearing.
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Commissioners will hold a budget work session June 9. The final vote is set for June 16.