Budget talks topic of public hearing

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Budget talks will continue for Savannah-Chatham schools Tuesday evening with the public's help.

At last week's board of education meeting, budget talks for 2012 were taken off the table.  Instead, a special meeting is going on right now which will be followed by a public hearing.

The board has decided not to ask for a millage increase but instead four furlough days. Part of the budget includes increasing class sizes which means a decrease in the amount of teachers. More than 100 teachers already received pink slips in May.

The board cannot approve a budget until they hold a public hearing. The hearing is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Eli Whitney complex. A special board meeting will be held at the end of the month to have a final adoption of the budget.

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