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Schools fear more cuts

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – School systems are worried the state will slash more of their money this year. Dougherty County leaders say they have cut fat and muscle out of their budget and are now down to bare bones.

They know more cuts are probably on the way. Since most of the budget is made up of salaries, teachers and staff will likely be forced to take more furlough days this year.

Robert Lloyd said, "Whilst I think it would be fair to say we're down to the bone, if any further cuts come down, which we believe they will, next year's budget is going to be hard, particularly staffing wise because 90% of our budget is staff related costs."

Robert Lloyd says any additional furloughs should not impact instructional days.

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