• Watauga County Schools Finance Department

    The finance staff provides support regarding budgeting, accounting, and reporting. In addition, school finance provides oversight regarding school level budgets, federal grants management, and other finance related issues.

     2022 Annual Notice of Participation in a 403(b) or 457(b) Plan


  • Absence Codes

    01 or 11 Sick Leave
    03 or 13 Extended Sick Leave
    04 or 14 Absence Without Deduction
    05 or 15 Absence With Deduction
    06 or 16 Personal Leave
    07 or 17 Absence Without Pay
    02 Voluntary Shared Leave
    10 Child Involvement Leave
    20 Annual Leave
    22 Annual Leave for Catastrophic Illness
    26 Personal Leave Day/Non Protected Day
    28 Bonus Annual Leave
    37 Teacher Assistant when Subbing

  • Payroll Withholding Calculator

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  • 2022-23 Employer Rates

    • Social Security remains at 7.65%
    • Matching Retirement is at 24.50% (effective July 1, 2022)
    • Hospitalization is at $7,397 per year

    Rates for subs are as follows:

    • Certified: $140 ($150.71 w/SS)
    • Uncertified: $113 ($121.65 w/SS)

    Also, for those managing federal budgets, the indirect cost rate this year is 8.0%.

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  • 2022-23 Local Supplements


    0-4 years: $1,950
    5-9 years:  $2,135
    10-14 years:  $2,280
    15-19 years:  $2,430
    20-24 years:  $2,560
    25+ years:  $2,760



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  • Notice of State Liability Insurance

    Excess Professional Liability coverage is provided to all employees up to $1 million per occurrence with a $1 million aggregate. 

    Coverage for consultation with an attorney regarding violation of professional or employment related right is provided at $2,500 per claim, subject to a $5,000 aggregate per employee, per policy year.

    Reasonable and necessary attorneys fees and costs incurred by an employee arising from a criminal proceeding alleging a criminal act was committed within the professional activities of an employee are covered up to $50,000.  Employee must be found "not guilty" of all criminal charges.    

    Employees are encouraged to visit NC Public Schools online for a copy of the insurance contract. 

    Employees are encouraged to visit The North Carolina Professional Liability Website for information about this state-funded program and details on How to File a Claim. 

     Liability Insurance for Public School Employees is provided to all employees, including volunteers of public and charter schools.  There is no enrollment process, nor is there a fee or premium charge to employees.   

    For additional information or questions, contact Eileen Townsend, NCDPI Chief of Insurance, at 919.807.3522 or eileen.townsend@dpi.nc.gov.

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  • 2020-21 Expenditures Report

    Per GS 115C-105.25(c), the following links will provide you information on the 2020-21 state expenditures for Watauga County Schools.


    2020-21 Expenditure Report

    2020-21 Program Report Codes

    2020-21 Object Codes

    ABC Transfer Report

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    Federal Equipment Policy

    Federal Time & Effort Policy

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