$1.6 billion Fulton County Schools budget includes 2% employee raises

The Fulton County school board approved a $1.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. AJC FILE PHOTO
The Fulton County school board approved a $1.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. AJC FILE PHOTO

Fulton County Schools teachers and staffers will receive raises as part of a recently approved $1.6 billion budget for the upcoming school year.

The school board on Tuesday unanimously approved the spending plan, the biggest portion of which is the $1.096 billion general fund.

The district plans to give 2% raises to employees, plus a step increase, based on years of experience, to eligible workers.

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To balance the budget, the school system plans to use $20.6 million from its rainy day fund, leaving an estimated fund balance of $237.6 million as of June 2022.

The 2022 fiscal year begins July 1.

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