Atlanta Public Schools Plans To Shed 350 Positions

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Public Schools plans to shed 350 positions next year and order two employee furlough days as it attempts to cut about $47 million from its budget.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the school district on Monday announced its plans for a $565.8 million budget for the 2012-13 school year.
Superintendent Erroll Davis says the goal is to reduce the district’s reliance on its savings account. The system is planning to pull about $10 million from savings to fill budget holes next year, compared to $36 million this year.
Next year’s budget includes about $700,000 to cover legal fees related to the cheating scandal.
Chuck Burbridge, the system’s chief financial officer, says it must bring the budget into balance.

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