Fri., April 13, 2012 9:00am (EDT)

Cobb Schools Might Cut 200 Teachers
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

MARIETTA, Ga.  —  
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. The proposals include laying off 200 teachers. (Photo Courtesy of capl@washjeff.edu.)
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. The proposals include laying off 200 teachers. (Photo Courtesy of capl@washjeff.edu.)
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.