The Barrow County Board of Education approved a tentative FY2012 budget Tuesday night that calls for six furlough days for teachers and that will also dig into about half of the system’s reserve funds to make ends meet.
The BOE will take final action on the budget June 28 at 6 p.m. in the Professional Development Center. The budget does not call for any tax hike this year.
The system’s General Fund, which is where a majority of school spending takes place, is projected to take in $85.5 million in revenues next year, but spend $90.6 million. That means the system will have to use up $5.1 million of its reserves to make ends meet, leaving only $5.7 million for the following year.
Not fair at all ! They already take enough out of the employees checks already .We were told the furloughs wouldn't happen any more if they stopped paying half of our insurance so they did and now they won't to take more out of our checks.How do you expect us to live.This won't effect the people that get paid alot but it will affect the lower class people like the custodians ,the school bus drivers and bus monitors .