Bertie County Schools

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    If Bertie County Schools were a charter, they’d be closed

    The finances of the Bertie County Public Schools (BCS) are a mess, mostly due to incompetence, staff turnover, and related institutional issues. The State Board of Education will discuss the matter on Thursday. According to N.C. Department of Public Instruction staff, “Based on the 2016-17 audit financial statements for…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018
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    The Bertie County Schools mess

    For the last few months, I have updated Locker Room readers on the financial mess in Bertie County.  Simply put, the district spent a lot more money than they had and, by doing so, violated state law and crippled the district for years to come. This month, district leaders…
    Terry Stoops, May 30, 2017
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    Bertie’s budget woes lead to elimination of 21 positions

    Bertie County Schools is laying off staff to address multi-year budget deficits. According to an article published in the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, the district will eliminate 21 support positions over the next two months. The school board blames past superintendents, auditors, the Local Government Commission, and others for the…
    Terry Stoops, April 20, 2017
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    Bertie County Schools financial crisis

    Because the entity in question is not a private or charter school, don’t expect the News & Observer or WRAL to say a word about it.  But the Bertie County Schools has a full-blown financial crisis on their hands. According to an article published in the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, representatives from…
    Terry Stoops, March 24, 2017