Clayton (Ga.) School Board's Cost-Cutting Plan

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Arts, music and middle school sports programs in Clayton schools will be spared next year, but possibly at the expense of 134 teaching jobs under a cost-cutting plan approved by the school board this week.

The plan is expected to save the school district about $38.2 million and could be altered over the next month before the school board and superintendent settle on a final budget in late June.

As are other metro Atlanta districts, the Clayton County School Board is in the thick of its budget-planning process and heard a number of recommendations from Superintendent Edmond Heatley before settling on the plan approved Monday night. Proposals to scrap middle school sports entirely or turn the program over to the county's parks and recreation department were turned down.

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