Not only will students in Tift County be in school four days less than their fellow classmates this year, but those driving to the high school each day will be paying more for a parking pass.
The cost to park at the high school for the year doubled from $40 to $80, according to school superintendent Patrick Atwater. Teachers in Tift County will also be required to take six furlough days throughout the school year. Those two moves hope to make up some of the difference in a $5.3M budget cut coming from the state.
Atwater said although the parking hike may seem like a lot, in the end, it comes down to just 50 cents per day.
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