Lockamy weighs in on SCCPSS possible cuts

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham County school board are fighting to keep teachers in the classroom. They're facing an almost $9 million shortfall.

That means the possibility of cutting 100 positions county wide, reducing calendar days or getting rid of middle school sports.

Right now they're just proposals, but if anymore cuts come it could mean trouble for the entire district.

"It's a national problem. It's very troubling to me to be faced with the lack of support that is needed for the students of this school district. We've been very fortunate during my tenure of six years in Savannah-Chatham, to provide high quality education for the students. And I'm determined that we're going to continue to provide that high quality education to the students," said Dr. Thomas Lockamy, Superintendent of SCCPSS.

Of the 100 jobs to be cut, Dr. Lockamy said most of those let go will be re-hired to other positions.

He also does not have plans to increase the millege rate.

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