From The Charlotte Observer: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school board has voted to begin the process of laying off about 600 teachers and cutting pay for all 224 assistant principals in 2010-11. The board rejected an across-the-board pay cut of up to 10 percent to avert layoffs. But members say they'll keep looking for alternatives to layoffs. Superintendent Peter Gorman says it is possible he could scale back the job cuts if the budget picture improves.
Earlier...from The Charlotte Observer: Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools' bleak budget picture is growing darker; Superintendent Peter Gorman says new estimates from the county will require cuts even deeper than the 800-plus layoffs he'd already been considering.