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Lack of Money Can Temporarily Close Atlanta Schools….

Atlanta Public Schools are taking drastic measures if they don’t receive money from tax payers.. It could include district-wide furloughs that result in schools being temporarily closed. Didn’t Mayor Kasim Reed just gave a speech about a $6 billion dollar airport expansion 3 months ago?

According to CBS46Atlanta

The school systems are asking the courts to step in and allow bills to be issued. There is a hearing Friday.

The districts are already cutting costs in a number of ways.

“Recently we have made some decisions on how we have to clamp down on issues of spending, which are impacting things like field trips. We are not hiring new people, even if we need them, until the new year,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Jeff Rose.

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said they’re also in a hiring freeze and putting off paying bills as long as they can.

“We would run out of funds mid-December, if not earlier,” said Rose.

“It means our schools shut down. We have to maintain anything relative to our buildings and maintenance and potential safety, but the savings comes from people not working,” he said.

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