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Atlanta Schools Plan 350 Job Cuts

Updated: 2 years ago.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said the system is planning to pull about $10 million from savings to fill budget holes next year, compared to $36 million this year. (Photo Courtesy of ywell via stock.xchng.)

Atlanta Public Schools plans to shed 350 positions next year and order two employee furlough days as it attempts to cut about $47 million from its budget.

The school district Monday announced its plans for a $565.8 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year.

Superintendent Erroll Davis said the goal is to reduce the district's reliance on its savings account. The system is planning to pull about $10 million from savings to fill budget holes next year, compared to $36 million this year.

Next year's budget includes about $700,000 to cover legal fees related to the cheating scandal.

Chuck Burbridge, the system's chief financial officer, said officials must bring the budget into balance.

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