Fulton County school board to consider budget, employee raises

Fulton County school officials will consider a prospective budget for the next school year during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at the district’s headquarters.

School Board members are expected to look at the possibility of raises for the nearly 12,000 employees of the district, Georgia’s fourth-largest with close to 95,000 students.

Fulton was among the small number of school districts in the state, who gave raises to teachers, bus drivers and other employees for this current school year – a nearly 3 percent pay increase.

Other metro school districts, including Cobb, Gwinnett and Atlanta public schools, are also looking to give employees raises for the next school year due mainly to increased state and local property tax revenue.

Fulton School board members are expected to formally vote on the budget next month.

By Rose French – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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