Brookhaven’s and Chamblee’s school board members have gone on record as opposing a 2-mill tax increase that could plug a $73 million gap in the system’s budget.
Nancy Jester and Paul Womack both opposed the increase, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The tax increase recommendation came after a budget was tentatively approved last week that includes $44.5 million in cuts and layoffs.
Late last week, a committee recommended an additional $17.5 million in cuts that includes closing the Fernbank Science Center. However, a DeKalb school budget work session on Tuesday night removed the facility from the chopping block.
Supporters of the center have started online petititons to save it. It’s unclear who started the