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DCSS Teachers to be furloughed 10 days

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – More than 2,000 Dougherty School system employees will be furloughed during the upcoming fiscal year.

Teachers and other classified employees, like administrators, will bear the brunt of the furloughs, losing 10 days of pay. Employees who work 180 days or fewer, like bus drivers or nutrition workers, will lose 3 days of pay.

The furloughs still have to be approved by the full school board. If that happens, the move should save the school system $4.2 Million.

Public Information Director R.D. Harter said, "Some school systems in Georgia have already started reducing force and losing people. We're trying to do all we can to keep that from happening."

Right now, the proposed days off include pre-planning, post-planning, and staff development days and three instructional days. The system is able to do that because the state school board amended rules to allow systems to have as few as 176 instructional days instead of 180.

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