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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  To accommodate furlough days, Dougherty County School leaders are considering shortening the school year.

They may also have to make deeper budget cuts because of additional health care costs.

School board Finance Committee members are looking at cutting the 180 day school year down to 177 days.

They also found out today the system's health care costs are going up three percent for three months, starting in July. 

 "It's an employer cost, so therefore we will get reimbursed part of it from the state, but it's not clear yet which year it's going to fall into yet, it starts with the first of July," said DCSS Finance Director Robert Lloyd.

During today's meeting Board Chairman David Maschke suggested cutting the board members monthly compensation and travel expenses. He also wants to eliminate back door pay raises and eliminate a subsidy reduction plan that could save the system $100,000.

The system will hold two public hearings on the budget Wednesday at noon and 6:00.

 

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