Teachers get raises, but some Georgia educators also furloughed

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Teachers get raises, but some Georgia educators also furloughed

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Exterior shot of the Calhoun County High School in 2013. KENT D. JOHNSON

Eight years after the Great Recession ended some Georgia school systems are still facing financial troubles.

The good news for teachers is that for the first time since then, most systems passed along state-funded salary hikes lawmakers approved during the 2017 General Assembly session.

But there are still signs that so-called “austerity cuts” and other reductions in state funding are causing problems for some districts.

For more on the good, and bad, of school finances these days, read our story on myajc.com.

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