Parents and taxpayers will have three opportunities this month to learn about Atlanta Public Schools’ proposed $1.4 billion budget.
The district will host both in-person and online meetings to review details of the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The sessions are scheduled for:
— 6 p.m. Tuesday at Atlanta College and Career Academy, 1090 Windsor St. SW.
— 6 p.m. Thursday in a virtual format.
— 6 p.m. May 17 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 545 Hill St. SE.
The bulk of the proposed budget consists of the $974 million general fund.
Officials have recommended a $12 million teacher compensation package that would give eligible employees an average raise of 4.6%, or $2,962. The plan also includes stipends for teachers who work in high-needs subject areas, including math and the district’s dual-language immersion program.
Thousands of other APS employees who are not teachers also would receive pay raises as part of a proposed $13.7 million compensation package.
The school board tentatively approved the budget earlier this month. A final vote is expected June 6.
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