Sat., December 5, 2009 10:24am (EST)

Ga. Schools Could Have More Layoffs, Furloughs and Larger Classes
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Funding for public schools could be slashed another $39 million says state superintendent. (photo by Karen Apricot via Flickr)
Funding for public schools could be slashed another $39 million says state superintendent. (photo by Karen Apricot via Flickr)
More layoffs, furlough days and bigger class sizes could be looming for Georgia schools.

Superintendent Kathy Cox says she expects to have to cut another $39 million from school funding before the fiscal year ends June 30.

That would be painful for the state's 180 school districts, which have already lost millions in funding as the state grapples with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

At an annual meeting of educators Cox said that the schools will have a "pretty rocky couple of years" before state education funding improves.