We won’t know how many furlough days and how many school days will be part of the next Cobb County school year until the Cobb Board of Education passes the final fiscal 2013 budget May 17.
The school board delved into the Cobb County School District’s fiscal woes during Wednesday’s work session. Most of the talk was long-term, big-picture stuff: the state’s role in putting Cobb in a budget hole; the likelihood of next year’s budget being much tougher; the effects of state charter schools; the declining educational opportunities in the county; and the need for a dramatically different educational model.
“We are not providing the education that Cobb County expects, and we’ve got to find another way,” Post 7 board member Alison Bartlett said.
But board members opted to wait until next week’s regular meeting to sort out the immediate issues for