The budget for the upcoming school year includes a tax increase for DeKalb County residents and increased spending on administrative positions. Residents are allowed to weigh in during the budget process through a series of public hearings, but they have not seen the detailed budget that typically would include how and where the money is being spent. The system did provide a summary budget.
Eileen Houston-Stewart, the district’s chief communications and community relations officer, provided a detailed proposed budget to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday at 3 p.m. The AJC had requested it last week. The school system initially said the full proposed budget would be available one day after the board votes to approve it.