At long last, school superintendents will be at a Raleigh legislative committee to talk about budgets. But the money talk may be brief.
House Speaker Thom Tillis promised last year that superintendents would be called to Raleigh to explain how they handled budget cuts, particularly to justify any teacher or teacher aide cuts. The meeting, initially promised for late 2011, was delayed.
In the meantime, a debate has raged between Democrats and Republicans over how many teachers lost their jobs and whether the GOP budget was good or bad for education.
Four school superintendents are schedule to appear at a legislative education committee meeting tomorrow. They are: Jeff Cox of Alleghany County, Michael T. Bracy of Jones County, Jeffrey Moss of Lee County, and Donald Martin of Winston-Salem/Forsyth.
The superintendents may not get too much into budgeting nitty-gritty, however. According to Martin's office, the committee invited him to talk about successful best practices the district has used and ways they can be scalable statewide, and to briefly address the budget impact on the district.