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$250,000 needed for Dougherty Co. School salaries

May 15, 2007

Albany-  The Dougherty County School System needs to come up with $250,000 to pay its employees more fairly.

Monday night, The school board approved a new pay schedule based on the results of a study that compared salaries in Dougherty County Schools to those in ten similar systems. It will cost about $250,000 to implement that plan. That's money that wasn't included in next year's proposed budget. The finance director expects to find a way to fit that money into the budget, but says a tax increase is always a possibility.

"We've already identified savings in the school system which will go towards, help pay this pay serving, plus other extension or expansion of services we have," said Robert Lloyd Exec. Director of Business & Operations.

Robert Lloyd said the district's budget for next year is being finalized now. They're still waiting to find out exactly how much money they'll get from the state. The budget must be finalized by June 30th.

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