Board of Education approves tentative budget for Tifton schools

Board of Education approves tentative budget for Tifton schools
The Tift County Board of Education approved a tentative budget that includes a 1 million dollar tax reduction. (Source: WALB)
Klinton Guess. (Source: WALB)
Klinton Guess. (Source: WALB)

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The Tift County Board of Education approved a tentative budget that includes a $1 million tax reduction.

The total spending budget is just above $69 million.

The money will help finish up the big move this summer with the new school realignment.

With this budget, the school system plans to be more competitive with salaries.

"Some of our employers around us have recently increased their starting salaries and so that's kind of driven what we're looking at trying to get our salaries for some of our paraprofessionals and clerical staff to a more competitive rate," said Tift County Schools CFO Klinton Guess.

Guess also said the district will look to hire more resource officers with the funds.

The final budget will be announced in June.

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