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Lee County school officials approve budget, students go to school for full amount of days

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County school board members approved their budget for this upcoming fiscal year. 

At Monday night’s school board meeting officials approved a $71 million budget with no millage rate increase. Furlough days were also eliminated for teachers. The Superintendent says this year's budget will allow students to attend school for the full amount of days for the first time in five years.

 "This assures that all of our schools, all of our students will go to school for 180 school days, teachers work 190 days,” said Dr. Lawrence Walters, Lee County Superintendent. “It's been five years since our students have been able to go to school for 180 days and that's a real plus." 

The Superintendent says they are also now fully staffed by adding 37 new teachers. They are in the process of adding an additional ROTC instructor.

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