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NEWS RELEASES 2008-09 :: MARCH 17, 2009

STATEMENT BY STATE SUPERINTENDENT JUNE ATKINSON REGARDING GOV. PERDUE'S BUDGET

State Superintendent June Atkinson has released this statement about Gov. Bev Perdue's budget, presented today:

"Gov. Bev Perdue has presented a budget today that keeps public education at the top of North Carolina's agenda. I am grateful that she has put education at the forefront of the state's budget. Public education is the engine that will drive North Carolina's economy in the years ahead, and we cannot afford to shortchange the educational opportunities of our children even during such difficult economic times."

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


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