Almost half of NI's schools are in budget deficit, according to new figures obtained by BBC News NI.
The Education Authority (EA) has analysed the financial position of about 1,000 schools for 2018/19.
Its figures show 446 schools are projected to be in the red in 2018. Out of those 446, exactly 352 have seen their deficits increase since 2017/18.
All schools are expected to submit their financial plans for each school year to the EA.
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