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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:13am

Fort Valley State Asks For Furloughs

The faculty and staff at Fort Valley State University are being asked to take at least three furlough days as the school tries to remedy a budget shortfall.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that the university is about $900,000 short on its budget for fiscal 2012.

Ronald Stark, the university's vice president for business and finance, says the school's total budget is about $65 million.

Stark says the plan is for employees who make less than $30,000 annually to take three furlough days. Those who earn higher salaries will take five days.

The first furloughs are planned for March 15 and 16, during the school's spring break.