Documents released by University of Georgia administrators to state officials indicate that the school plans to eliminate nearly 130 jobs. The move aims to meet Gov. Nathan Deal's directive to cut state budgets by 3 percent this year and next.
On November 1st, Georgia will close the state archives to the public. Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that due to budget cuts the archives in Morrow just south of Atlanta will operate only on an appointment basis.
Fernbank Science Center survived an initial round of budget cuts by the DeKalb County School District. But leaders are trying to find a way to save $12 million, so Fernbank might be on the chopping block again.
DeKalb County's school board has decided not to close the Fernbank Science Center. Closing the center would have saved nearly $5 million, but board members meeting Tuesday night decided to look elsewhere to fill a $73 million budget gap.
Hundreds of people have signed an online petition in hopes of keeping the Fernbank Science Center from closing. Members of the DeKalb County school board are recommending that the Fernbank Science Center and its planetarium be closed to help save money.
Georgia’s budget cuts to education will hinder the state’s ability to reach college graduation targets and attract high-paying jobs. That’s according to a new study that says the state is underfunding K-12 education by about $1 billion each year.