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.
Atlanta Public Schools intends to close 10 schools as part of a massive plan to redraw boundaries for students. The plan to close 10 schools is the system's final redistricting proposal. The proposal now goes to the school board for an April 10 vote.
Some Georgia schools have added security measures for a high-stakes test this month. Students statewide are taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state is sending test monitors into schools previously suspected in cheating scandals. Atlanta schools have the most serious charges and security.
Perdue said Friday that former DeKalb County district attorney Bob Wilson and former attorney general Mike Bowers will launch a probe into accusations that educators changed students' tests in Atlanta Public Schools and Dougherty County schools in spring 2009.