Atlanta schools to cut 350 jobs

  • Follow Latest News

ATLANTA — 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.


Comments (2) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 05/01/12 - 03:20 pm
So, as large as the Atlanta

So, as large as the Atlanta Public School system is, I wonder what percentage the 350 positions represents? And do the two employee furlough days affect administration personnel?

Insider Information
Insider Information 05/01/12 - 03:39 pm
There must be a mistake in

There must be a mistake in this story. The President has proclaimed he saved the economy.

rmwhitley 05/01/12 - 05:20 pm
The economy is booming! Gas

The economy is booming! Gas prices are down, millions and millions are finding top-notch employment, food prices are at an all-time low, john edwards is an honorable man, the democrats have everything under control (thumb), the real estate market thrives thanks to the dodd-frank act. If you don't believe it, just ask obama and the lefty democratic party. "Happy days are here again".

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs