Gwinnett County Schools: Budget hearing set for Thursday

Gwinnett County Public Schools officials have scheduled a public hearing Thursday to discuss its proposed $2 billion budget for the next school year.

Administrators want to increase spending by about 2 percent. The spending plan would increase pay for all employees, add help for its special education programs and fund rising employee health insurance costs.

Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said Gwinnett’s finances have improved, but there are some areas of future concern, such as aging school buses, technology for students and textbooks.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the school district’s headquarters, 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW in Suwanee.

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