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Get Inside Education Funding and N.C. K-3 Class Size Reduction

  • Raleigh Times Bar 14 East Hargett Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)

The class size debate is complicated, muddied by other issues – the battle over tax cuts, charter school expansion, private school voucher and school board-county commission relations.

Hear the perspectives of those turn education policy into classroom reality. As the General Assembly finalized the 2017-18 state budget, this short policy primer provides a direct and clear backgrounder.

Coffee and lunch will be provided.

How the mandate works and why
Critical choices on the local level in large urban and small rural school districts


9:30 – Registration
9:45 to 10:30 – Philip Price: Overview, Clearing the fog, how the policy works
10:45 to 11:45 – Pam Satterfield & Kerry Crutchfield: Panel, What it means in the school house
Noon-1 p.m. (lunch will be provided) – Kathy Hartenstine: From classroom to board room: choices classroom teachers, school administrators and school board members confront


Philip Price – On March 1, Price retired as N.C. Dept. of Public Instruction's Chief Financial Officer. He’d been in the post since 2002 – and has 35 years experience in the Dept. of Public Instruction business division -- working under the leadership of superintendents Michael Ward, Patricia Willoughby, June Atkinson, and Mark Johnson.

Pam Satterfield — Earlier this year, Satterfield became executive director for NC Associated of School Budget Officers. She was the CFO for Richmond County Schools. She served as president of the association during the 2003-2004 school year. 
Kerry Crutchfield – Since 2011 Crutchfield, a Certified Public Accountant has been budget director at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. He has been working in business and finance for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools since 1981.

Kathy Hartenstine — Hartenstine retired in 2016 after 37 years in Durham and Wake County schools as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal in both the Durham and Wake school systems. She came to Wake County in 1987.

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