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Dougherty Schools continue to look at cuts

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Dougherty County School Finance Director brought two new cost-cutting proposals to the finance committee Wednesday.

The school system is looking at eliminating payroll checks which would affect as many as 700 employees who don't participate in direct deposit. Employees would instead get a cash point card that works like a debit card. Finance Director Robert Lloyd says it will save the system time and the cost of printing checks and envelopes.

"These are soft cuts basically because they don't affect staff, mind you again 90 percent of our budget is staff costs or staff related," said DCSS Executive Director of Finance and Operational Services.

The other measure being considered is requiring parents to transport their children if they choose to send them to a magnet school. The Transportation committee will now study how much money that could save.

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