All posts tagged: David Lee

Quick look: The “Leandro” case and the court-ordered $1.7 billion. Where the money will go.

Superior Court Judge David Lee of Union County issued a historic order on Nov. 10 in the long-running “Leandro” case on inequities in public schools, requiring the state to spend an additional $1.7 billion on education statewide. From the court order, here’s how the $1.7 billion would be spent: $189.9 million to Department of Health and Human Services $1.5 billion to Department of Public Instruction $41.3 million to UNC system How do those numbers further break down? Here is how Every Child NC, the coalition that has been the primary proponent of a Leandro settlement, wants the money to be spent. The coalition actually wants $3.74 billion spent over eight years. There would be no increase to teachers’ salaries or that of principals, but teachers’ assistants would get additional funding of $20 million in the first year, with that projected to increase to $217.7 million fiscal year 2028. Assistant principals will not get any money in the first year, but by 2028, funding for them would be increased by $30.9 million. Transportation? Career and Technical …