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Teacher raises could come from taxes
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Faced with a bare bones budget for the coming year which has already led to the sacrificing of four jobs in the school system, the DeKalb County Board of Education, has decided to ask the county commission to fund teacher raises this year from the local option tax receipts. “We want it to be a raise, rather than a bonus,” declared board member Danny Parkerson in putting the question to a vote at the school board meeting Thursday evening. Board members voted unanimously to request the county to take teacher raises out of local option tax rather than the school’s reserves.