Troup County School System staff are expected to present a proposal for budget options tonight to help offset a projected $3.2 to $4 million deficit next fiscal year that includes closing an elementary school or eliminating elementary-level art and music.
The proposal, a written version of which was given to media at the beginning of tonight’s meeting, shows among plans two options. Plan A includes a proposal to eliminate extension teachers and art and music in elementary schools, which would save about $3 million combined, and increase the millage rate, which, if raised by 1 mill, is expected to generate $1.8 million.
Plan B includes closing Unity Elementary School, a $1.1 million expected savings, while reconfiguring school zones and improving other elementary school sites to create fewer, larger, more-efficient campuses. Staff had not presented the options to Board of Education members as of this writing.
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