Last week, the Tift County Board of Education passed a budget that saw a number of necessary cuts, as their FY 2014 budget includes over $5 million in funding cuts from the state of Georgia.
The budget requires both classroom days and library funding to be reduced due to the cuts. Superintendent Patrick Atwater told the Tifton Gazette officials “don’t want to cut programs that could impact students and faculty but must respond to financial restrictions.”
Four days will be cut from next school year, leaving students with 176 days in the classroom. In addition, all faculty and staff will be forced to take six furlough days.
Read more from WTXL here.