Atlanta schools consider furloughs to help with $61M gap

The Atlanta school district is considering three teacher furlough days next school year to help close a budget deficit that has grown to about $61 million.

The furlough days would save about $4.5 million. Other suggestions include removing a planned 3 percent bonus, selling property, tapping reserve funds and increasing class sizes.

The Atlanta Board of Education Budget Commission heard the budget recommendations Monday as it plans to approve a budget by mid-June.

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