Fri., June 22, 2012 9:30am (EDT)

DeKalb Schools Hike Property Taxes
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

TUCKER, Ga.  —  
The DeKalb County school board passed a budget that raises property taxes, increases class sizes, and adds two furlough days for teachers while reducing the number of their aides. (Photo Courtesy of igoghost via stock.xchng.)
The DeKalb County school board passed a budget that raises property taxes, increases class sizes, and adds two furlough days for teachers while reducing the number of their aides. (Photo Courtesy of igoghost via stock.xchng.)
DeKalb County's school board approved a budget Thursday that will lead to property owners paying more in school taxes next year.

The budget also means class sizes will increase, and it adds two furlough days for teachers while reducing the number of their aides.

The board cut $1.9 million -- about 40 percent -- from the Fernbank Science Center's $4.7 million budget. The cut to the science center was less than the $3.2 million Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson had recommended.

Overall, the district's budget was reduced by $77.5 million.