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2015-17 Biennium Budget Resources:

Highlights of the NC Public School Budget
A report that presents charts and tables which describe how state and federal funds are distributed to North Carolina's Public Schools. It also reviews the growth in average daily membership (ADM), the ABC's Financial Flexibility, and the effect of Charter Schools:

Top Five Myths of the Public Schools Budget
A column by NCDPI Chief Financial Officer Philip Price
Ninety percent of North Carolina's children attend public schools, and educating all 1.5 million of them costs the state about $8.7 billion in FY 2014-15. Add $3 billion in local funds and $1.4 billion in federal funds, and it's easy to understand why taxpayers and politicians care about the public school budget. Education at all levels is one-third of the state's annual budget and a large percentage of each local county's budget as well…

  • Funding Changes since FY 2008-09
    (pdf, 100kb)   LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

  • Trends: Growing Student Population, Fewer Dollars
    (pdf, 232kb)   LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 20, 2015