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Public School Spending Share is Lower

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Despite being a primary concern of North Carolina's Governor Sanford, public schools are getting a smaller share of the General Fund than received under previous administrations. This is due to the sharp decline in pupil attendance, and the millions usually spent on pupils will become available to help pay for teacher salary increases and other public school improvements. In turn, more funds are left over from sales tax to pay for expansions and improvements in other state operations.