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Clayton County School Board OKs $11 Million In Cuts

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File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: ADAM JAN/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: ADAM JAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A metro Atlanta school board has approved $11 million in spending cuts.

Clayton County’s school board voted 6-3 Monday night to approve the cuts.

Under the plan, the school system will have a reduced 175-day school year and increase the class size limit by two students. Jobs that went unfilled over the past school year will be cut and elective courses with low attendance will be discontinued.

School officials say the cuts were necessary in the system, which has cut $190 million over the past three years.

Sid Chapman, president of the Clayton County Education Association, questioned the potential increase in class sizes and the lack of a teacher pay raise.

 

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