Ty Tagami at the AJC has a new post informing us that the new DCSS budget includes a small pay raise for employees as well as a return to a full calendar (no furlough days). It’s a step in the right direction that we are happy to see and we hope that it is a sign that going forward, teachers and staff in DeKalb will come to be valued in full classroom support, technology support and pay.
The DeKalb County School District is out of the poor house, with enough new revenue expected next year to reverse years of cutting.
All employees will get a 1 percent pay raise, and the four teacher furlough days that were in this year’s budget will be erased next year if Superintendent Michael Thurmond’s budget is adopted.
He presented the conceptual outlines of a 2014-15 spending plan at a school board meeting Monday.
“There will be no more teacher furlough days in DeKalb County,” Thurmond said, calling the turnaround “almost to some extent miraculous.”
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