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.
Commissioners will hold a budget work session June 9. The final vote is set for June 16.