Kerry Crutchfield

Kerry Crutchfield has been the budget director for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools since 1981.

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Between a rock and a hard place: Legislature needs to address problems with class size budget provision

2016 House Bill 1030, Section 8.33 will be harmful to public education in North Carolina, to a lesser or greater...

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Principal training program will teach finance and human resources

Today’s North Carolina school principals have to know and do an unbelievable number of things and are significantly underpaid for...

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School district budgeting — your strategic “game plan”

I rarely use sports metaphors despite being an avid sports participant and fan. However, when it comes to your school...

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State funding flexibility – fact or fiction?

The answer is…yes! There is little doubt that North Carolina has the most categorical public education funding system of any...

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Funding our schools: The small county and low wealth allotments

The Leandro lawsuit was an attempt by residents of some of North Carolina’s lowest wealth counties to require the N.C. General...

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Funding our schools: Categorical funding decreases

As I mentioned in my last column, the leadership of the General Assembly likes to tout that they have increased...

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Funding our schools: Employee benefits

The leadership of the General Assembly likes to claim credit for annually increasing the K-12 public education budget in North...

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Funding our schools: Tensions around class size

In my last column I talked some about class size and teacher planning time. Most people in North Carolina, probably...

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Funding our schools: Recommendations for funding for teaching assistants

For a number of years, the North Carolina General Assembly’s leadership has been reducing funding to school districts for teacher...

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Funding our schools: Investing in leadership

There is no such thing as a silver bullet for public education in North Carolina, one single solution to bring...

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Funding our schools: The direct causes of funding pressure on districts

Public schools are taking it on the chin these days, especially in North Carolina. Public school educators face a daunting...

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The Governor’s budget prioritizes K-12 public schools

Governor McCrory’s proposed 2015-16 budget would be the first since 2008-09 to make public education a true priority in North...