More than 50
School officials say most of those cuts will not leave current teachers jobless. Many of those cuts will likely come in the form of retirement or cutting positions already vacant.
Thursday night Bibb County Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand presented a general fund budget preview to the board of education. In the preview, a total of 87 positions are slated to be cut and 52 of those are teaching positions.
The reduction will save the district an estimated 4.7 million dollars, and will help stop employee furloughs. Board President Tommy Barnes says he's comfortable with the projected changes.
"I don't view this as cutting school level staff. I think this is allocating our resources based on the allotment. In the past we've rounded up. If you earned 52.4 we'd go ahead and give you 53 people and what we've decided is that we can no longer afford that practice and we're going to give you what you've earned for each school," said Barnes.
There will be no increases in salaries in
Because of budget cuts, the number of school days will not be reduced and will remain at 176 instructional days.
The board has not voted on Dr. Dallemand's budget plan.
President Barnes says the budget calendar has not been planned and once it is the budget will come before the board for a vote.