• 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 Sick Leave
    • 02 Personal Leave – No Deduction
    • 03 Extended Sick Leave
    • 04 Remote Work
    • 07 Absence Without Pay
    • 09 Personal Leave – Noncertified Sub
    • 10 Parental Involvement Leave
    • 14 Professional Development
    • 19 Personal Leave – Certified Sub
    • 20 Annual Leave
    • 24 Contagious Disease Leave
    • 28 Bonus Annual Leave
    • 29 Bonus Leave 17/18
    • 37 Teacher Assistant when Subbing
    • 52 Donated Shared Leave Used
    • 54 Jury Duty
    • 60 Comp Time
  • 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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  • 2021-22 Expenditures Report

    Per GS 115C-105.25(c), the following links will provide you with information on the 2021-22 state expenditures for Watauga County Schools.


    2021-22 Expenditure Report

    2021-22 Program Report Codes

    2021-22 Object Codes

    ABC Transfer Report

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    Federal Equipment Policy

    Federal Time & Effort Policy

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