Fernbank Supporters Address School Board
Parents and residents continue to provide comments to the board about ways to close the $73 million budget gap.
The DeKalb County Schools board of education continues to search for creative ways to plug a $73 million budget gap.
Passionate parents and community members addressed the board Monday night, asking to spare rigorous advanced learning classes and magnet programs from cuts and avoid closing the Fernbank Science Center.
"It's not just a field trip destination,” Fernbank Science Center teacher Lawrence Wilson said.
See more comments in the video clips posted above.
Cost savings options on the table include increasing class sizes, a 1-mill tax increase, eliminating the district-wide Pre-K program and sending pink slips to 70 central office employees.
Do you support a 1-mill tax increase? Share your opinion in the comments.