DeKalb County teachers could see their pay decrease as much as 6.25 percent next school year.
The school board voted unanimously Friday morning to issue about 8,000 contracts to teachers, principals and other certified staff for next school year with the option of a pay reduction or furlough days. The pay cut is capped at 6.25 percent.
DeKalb schools must cut at least $88 million from its budget for next year. The board is scheduled to approve the budget in May, but teacher contracts must be issued before April 15.
“This does not bind the board to take any particular action, it just binds the board to leave the door open,” board chairman Tom Bowen said.
Interestingly, the AJC is also reporting this:
About a quarter of DeKalb County’s residents weren’t counted in the last census, causing the county to lose about $41 million in federal funding, County Commissioner Connie Stokes announced Wednesday.
That felt like the old one-two punch!