Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina public school leaders urged lawmakers Wednesday to give them more flexibility in managing their budgets, more funding for students with disabilities and less responsibility in distributing money to charter schools.

Local superintendents and school finance officers spoke before the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform to share their thoughts about education funding. The task force is working to overhaul the way North Carolina divvies up billions of dollars for local schools.

A common theme school leaders returned to during the meeting was the need for increased flexibility in how they use state funds.

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