Communication to staff and members of the community is so important. I find as an employee of the Fulton County Schools that they are very transparent and open about what is going to happen due to the budget shortfalls. Because I am impressed with the communication I continue to receive, I decided to share these communications so you can see for yourself how open and transparent Fulton County Schools appears to be.
I have included information about the budget to share about Fulton County Schools. The Fulton County School Board approved and has posted in board docs information called Summary of Budget Cuts & Adjustments which include ‘Cost Avoidance” that are now confirmed for the 2009-10 school year. These include:
Salary adjustments-step for non-teaching staff frozen
Salary adjustments-step for teaching staff frozen
EIP Schools eliminated (held harmless)
Special education (maintain current staffing allotment)
K-8 language arts/reading textbook adoption frozen
In addition, the following communication was sent out to all principals to share. Please take a moment (actually about 12 minutes) to view this information at your leisure if you are interested in what is happening at other school systems in the area. DeKalb County is not the only school system which is making big cuts in their budget. All school systems in the state are affected.