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School systems cut class days

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several school systems in Georgia have to cut days in the classroom or cut back to shorter weeks. This is an effort to create more budget cuts in the state of Georgia.

We spoke to one school official who says the Dougherty County School system hasn't had to trim classroom days.

Instead educators are taking more furlough days on teacher workdays which are supposed to be opportunities for workshops or teacher training. This has a big impact on how prepared teachers are when it comes to educating their students.

"Primarily, it's affecting teacher preparation time- preparing the classroom and work for the students - that's a big chunk that's been affected by our loss of three furlough days," said R. D. Harter, Dougherty County School System spokesman.

Harter says school system employees are doing everything they can to preserve teaching jobs in Georgia.

He says more than 8,000 jobs have already been saved through the State Department of Education in Georgia.

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