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Sumter Co. schools to furlough first day this week

SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  Sumter County schools funding has been cut--like many schools across the Georgia due to the lack of tax collections.

Sumter County School superintendent, Dr. Dennis McMahon, says the decision was tough, but it's a necessary step. "We've had to scramble to come up with at least the first day. I would have like to have the teachers more involved in this decision."

Sumter County teachers will furlough their first day this Friday. However, between now and December Sumter teachers will meet together to make a decision on the next two days of furloughs.

Sumter County students will return to the classroom Monday. 

News Leader 9 will have reaction from teachers beginning on News Leader 9 at Five.

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