The Cobb School Board approves a tentative $894 million budget
April 29, 2013 03:05 PM | 5239 views | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In less than two hours - the shortest budget-related board meeting of the year - the Cobb School Board approved its tentative budget with a 4-3 vote.

Those in favor of the revised budget, which was presented by Board Chair Randy Scamihorn, were David Banks, Brad Wheeler, Kathleen Angelucci and Scamihorn.

The revisions included reducing the number of teaching positions cut once again from 195 to 182, calculating the tax digest to reflect no growth giving the district an extra $3.5 million to play with, restoring the number of teachers overseeing ISS classes to 41, bringing 25 part-time workers back into the classrooms and reducing the number of teachers working in the proposed Cobb Virtual program from 66 to 13.

A more detailed story about the meeting and what board members say about it will be in tomorrow's Marietta Daily Journal.

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Educrat
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April 29, 2013
The tax commissioner tells the school district to expect a decline in revenues.

Scamihorn, conjures up his own numbers suggesting no decline in revenue then Banks, Wheeler and Angelucci agree.

Guess part of the new normal is really funny math.

Not so funny!
Cobb School Advocate
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April 29, 2013
You have real issues and concerns when a tentative budget is "passed" 4-3.
bctman
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April 29, 2013
keep cutting teacher pay and benefits and you will start to see the quality of our schools go down. Glad im moving out of here to Cherokee

gldbefr
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April 29, 2013
I live in a new suburb in Cherokee County near Woodstock Knoll and there are excellent schools in the area. It is very sad to hear that the quality of a once top notch school system is going to continue to decline due to such poor decisions. I suggest all families with school-age children explore all of the beautiful scenery and great schools that Cherokee County has to offer. Cherokee has many State Recognized Schools of Excellence. Many schools in Cherokee also have received notable recognitions at the state and national levels as well. Maybe Cobb can learn some valuable lessons from their neighboring county. Life is really better here.
CCSD Supporter
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April 30, 2013
The 2 of you are FOOLS!!!! Cherokee schools are NOT better than Cobb. Cherokee is faced with severe budget woes as well because of the action of our incompetent legislators. Wait until you experience the "hide everything" lack of open government in Cherokee. You will learn to appreciate Cobb then. You only have to look at the difference between the websites for the 2 districts to get a glimpse of what I am talking about.
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