DeKalb Schools Facing $41 Million Shortfall

Friday, March 2, 2012

A DeKalb County schools spokesman confirmed March 1 that the system will need to cut money slated for school projects to close a recently-discovered $41 million hole in the budget.

DeKalb schools spokesman Walter Woods explained that at the DeKalb school board’s Feb. 29 meeting, Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson informed board members of the problem.

In response, she is recommending the school cut costs from a list of 113 sales tax-funded projects to make up the difference and finish the big-ticket items on the list, like rebuilding Chamblee High School. School board members have not acted on the recommendations.

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