ATLANTA -- School districts are cutting teachers, enacting furloughs and increasing class sizes to fill budget holes.
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The Atlanta school board has approved cutting 375 positions and giving employees four furlough days next school year. The district is trying to make up for an expected $47 million shortfall.
In Gwinnett, the budget includes two furlough days and 600 jobs cut from the payroll. It also means two more students per classroom.
Cobb County has approved a budget with three furlough days and 350 fewer teaching jobs.
DeKalb County is trying to fill a $73 million budget gap with larger classes and a shorter school year.
Clayton County is considering freezing teacher salaries to help fill an expected $40 million shortfall over the next three years.