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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 4:08am

State School Board to Meet on Furlough Issue

The state’s Board of Education has called a special meeting for next week to address the Governor’s call for teacher and other employee furloughs. To be considered are waivers to the number of days the state requires each school district employee to work.

Governor Perdue says all state agency employees must take three unpaid days-off before the end of the calendar year. He wants Georgia’s 128,000 public school teachers to do so also.

The state will cut money that would equal furloughed salaries from school district budgets. Most of Georgia’s school districts are expected to go along with the furloughs.