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May 27, 2004

Albany- The Dougherty County school board doesn't plan to raise taxes this year.

Board members did increase the millage last year. This year, the system is getting $3.2 million more than expected from the state.

And they're estimating a surplus of nearly $200,000 dollars at the end of the fiscal year.

"This year, because of the actions we took last year in cutting over two million dollars from our base budget, we've been able to do that. And further this year we've been able to take off another 10 percent cut off of non-education areas," said Robert Lloyd, the system's finance director.

The proposed budget includes a 2 percent pay raise for all employees.

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