Class sizes wouldn’t increase, and unpaid furlough days for teachers and staff would become a thing of the past under a nearly $1.3 billion budget being proposed for Gwinnett County Public Schools.
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Gwinnett County Public Schools Recommended 2014 budget
Total budget — $1.763 billion, down $12.8 million or less than 1 percent
General fund budget (covering day-to-day operations) — $1.258 billion, up $29.7 million or 2.4 percent
Average expenditure per student — $7,548, up $102 per student or 1.4 percent
Projected enrollment — 166,667, up 1,690 or 1 percent
Would eliminate two furlough days for all employees: cost $8.6 million
Add 18 school resource officers: cost $1.7 million.
Add 85 teacher positions due to enrollment growth: cost $6.2 million
Includes a $14.6 million cost increase for health insurance for employees
Includes $21.8 million extra in equalization grant earnings based on system’s ranking as 100th out of 180 school districts in property wealth per student