Fulton, other districts, still trying to catch up after recession cut school revenue

The recession took more than $100 million from Fulton County Schools,as state and local funding tanked, but  the district has managed to resurrect arts programs, hire more teachers and increase salaries.

Despite those restorations, “it’s hard to say we’re over the hump,” said Chief Financial Officer Dan Jones.

Fulton’s slow pace of making up for cuts that began almost a decade ago illustrates the difficulty districts across Georgia face, especially as none yet receive the full amount of money due from the state.