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DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. ANNUAL BUDGET REPORT May 2011 The mission of the Decatur County School System is to strive for excellence in meeting the needs of each learner and inspiring lifelong learning by maximizing the use of all available resources.

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DECATUR COUNTY BOARD

OF EDUCATION

ANNUAL BUDGET REPORT

May 2011

The mission of the Decatur County School System is to strive for excellence in meeting the needs of each learner

and inspiring lifelong learning by maximizing the use of all available resources.

These materials were prepared to provide accurate information to the

Decatur County Board of Education and to our community

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“Proposed K-12 education funding in House Bill 78 will result in state spending per pupil reaching its lowest level in over a decade. House Bill 78 proposed $6.96 billion in state spending for K12 education, which is $26.1 million less than the governor’s proposed budget. When adjusted for inflation, state spending per pupil in FY2012 will be 16.3 percent lower than per pupil spending in FY2001”

excerpt from Education Budget Facts, published by the Georgia Policy and Budget Institute, March 2011

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WHAT ARE AUSTERITYCUTS?

Austerity cuts are reductions the State Legislature has made to the constitutionally enacted QBE Formula earnings for the public education Georgia K-12 students.

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Positions

Eliminated or Absorbed

FY 2010 22.0

FY 2011 25.5

FY 2012 10.0

FY 2012 (Additional Proposed) 19.0

__________

Total Positions Cut 76.5

Total Percentage Cut 9%

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“For a nation to continue to prosper, it must invest in human capital and that investment begins in the schools”

Alan Greenspan, 2000

"Once we considered education a public expense; we know now that it is a public investment."

Lyndon B Johnson

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), American Theologian

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For more information about the

Decatur County Board of Education…

Decatur County Board Of Education

100 South West Street

Bainbridge, Georgia 39817

www.dcboe.com

Call us: 229-248-2200

All residents of Decatur County are invited to attend monthly

Board of Education Meetings

For more information on state education, policy, and budget, call the

Georgia Department of Education at 404-463-1543

or

Visit their website at www.doe.k12.ga.us

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