Senate Education and Youth Committee Chairman Fran Millar (R-Atlanta) lashed out Monday at the DeKalb County school board for failing to put a priority on rebuilding the school system’s tapped out reserves.
“This is nuts. And next year’s not going to be any better. If they don’t rebuild the surplus, I’ll talk to SACS,” said Millar, referring to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the major school accrediting agency.
In combination with other cuts they are considering, the school board needs to reduce the salaries of most employees by five to 10 percent, Millar said.
He said the two-mill tax increase that’s been suggested would be detrimental to DeKalb homeowners, a disproportionate number of whom are upside down on their mortgages.
That type of a tax increase also would likely kill the chances of the transportation tax, which is on the ballot for July, Millar said.
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