DeKalb County School Board OKs 400-plus layoffs

The DeKalb County School Board approved the layoffs as part of their attempt to dig its way out of the financial hole the system finds itself in.  Along with asuterity measures, the board also voted to raise taxes one mill, bringing it close to the legal limit of its taxing authority.

Unfortunately, property values in DeKalb are dropping, so despite the increase, the system will collect $30 million less annually than before.

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