Possible Budget Cuts to Clayton County Schools
Atlanta (WAOK)- Clayton County school board members had a few decisions to make on Monday night. First, the board had to cut programs to make up an expected 49 million dollar deficit over the next two years. The board looked at options from furlough days, and implementing a four day school week to possibly cutting jobs. The board even wanted employees to give back money they received from federal stimulus dollars. The board voted to leave art, music and counseling in place, but Clayton County School Superintendent Edmond Heatley delivered the bad news to phys ed teachers.
Along with the P.E. cuts, there is also an option of furlough days. The school year has already been shortened by five days and the five furlough days doubles that to 10 days employees are losing pay.