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Schools get rough estimate of cuts for '10-'11

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Dougherty County School finance committee got a rough estimate of what the school system's budget stands to lose last year and the number's aren't good.

A rough estimate from the state shows Dougherty County could lose as much as 2.4 million dollars for the 2010-2011 school year. The school system this year cut over six million dollars from the budget and lost an additional 6.6 million dollars in state grants and cuts. School administrators say while it will be tight they don't estimate taxpayers will see a millage increase.

"I don't think a tax increase is in the equations at this point, so it's going to require savings from the school system," said Robert Lloyd, Dougherty County Schools Finance Director.

The school system was able to save 1.9 million dollars by furloughing employees for six day. They haven't said whether that will be necessary next year. Talk at the state level has included cutting 5 days out of the school year to help school systems save money.


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