The DeKalb County school board met Wednesday to discuss an $85-million budget deficit and failed to adopt a budget for the upcoming school year.
Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson recommended a mix of a 2-mill tax hike and an array of cuts.
Board member Paul Womack, meanwhile, proposed no tax hikes and a shorter school year and 10 more teacher furlough days. The board took a break to gather information on Womack's proposal and then delayed the discussion until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The school board planned to vote last week on a spending plan that would cover a $73 million deficit.
The board delayed the vote after they learned from district financial officials that there was an additional $12 million in cuts the board would have to make because the county's tax digest was lower than first anticipated.
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