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Lean times for school system

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County school system may be forced to trim another million dollars from its budget in the next four months. The system already cut $4 Million from its budget because of cuts from the state.

Now, they've been put on alert that they may have to cut another $1 Million by the end of this fiscal year which ends in June.

As far as next year's budget is concerned, they're taking a close look at every position within the school system to make sure its necessary. Teachers should also be aware they won't be getting cost of living raises next year.

Finance Director Robert Lloyd said,  "There's a possibility that we may not be able to renew all the contracts, but from what I've seen most people should get a contract. Every job is being closely reviewed as to its need in the system."

Administrators hope to complete the review within the next few weeks, because they want to offer contracts to returning teachers by the end of March.

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