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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 5:00am

Cobb Schools Might Cut 200 Teachers

Cobb County school board members have been told the system might have to lay off 200 teachers to ease a budget deficit.

At a Wednesday meeting, school board members spent more than an hour talking with Chief Financial Officer Mike Addison about ways to deal with the $62.4 million deficit the district is facing in the next fiscal year.

Addison recommended cutting 350 staff positions; increasing class sizes by two students; increasing the number of furlough days from two to five; and reducing the number of school days to 175 from 178, among other measures.