Union Co. passes budget, saves teaching assistant jobs

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. —

Union County passed its budget for the next fiscal year and enough money was given to the school district that it will not have to cut teaching assistants from the payroll.

At stake in Thursday night’s meeting were 350 teaching assistant jobs.

The Union County board adopted a nearly $230 million budget that included $87 million for the school district. That is nearly $4 million more than the previous year.

Officials said it was enough to save the jobs.