Understanding the County Budget
May 10 – Public Hearing, Richard Whitted Meeting Facility
May 17 – Public Hearing, Southern Human Services Center
May 24 – Budget Work Session, Richard Whitted Meeting Facility
May 31 – Budget Work Session, Southern Human Services Center
June 7 – Budget Work Session, Southern Human Services Center
June 12 – Budget Work Session, Richard Whitted Meeting Facility
June 19 – Budget adoption, Southern Human Services Center
Orange County leads the state in local school funding
Since 2011-12, Orange County has ranked No. 1 in North Carolina in terms of local per pupil current expense spending, according to the Local School Finance Study released each year by the Public School Forum of North Carolina. For the 2015-16 school year, Orange County contributed $4,852 per student in funding to students in the Orange County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools systems.
Orange County ranks No. 1 in per pupil spending despite a property tax base that ranks No. 30 when calculated on a per pupil bases.
|Rank||Property tax base
per ADM rank*
* The study ranks each county by its total adjusted property valuation, divided by the number of students in membership in the county. The property valuation is adjusted using a three-year weighted average of the Sales/Assessment Ratios. This represents the real estate wealth available to counties to support education.