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DeKalb School Board Delays Vote On Proposed Cuts

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) The Dekalb County school has delayed a vote again on proposed budget cuts that could lead to fewer school resource officers and reductions at the Fernbank Science Center.

Board members postponed a discussion scheduled for Wednesday June 20 until Thursday June 21 because Dekalb Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said the cuts effect too many students to be taken lightly.

Dekalb school board members are trying to find cuts to make up for an $85 million dollar shortfall.

The board has been considering several options, including a property tax increase, two teacher furlough days, the elimination of 140 central office positions, and increasing class size by one student.

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