Muscogee County school budget passed

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County School District's final budget for the 2011-2012 school years is approved Monday night.

The budget, which totals nearly $251.3 million, did not come without some major cuts. The board recently decided to shut down the Teenage Parenting Center which is an alternative school for soon-to-be-moms and current mothers and their children.

By closing the school the district was able to save $2.4 million.

Superintendent Susan Andrews says the district managed to reduce the number of calendar days by four, so students will only have one reduced instructional day.

She says teachers will have five days reduced from their salary.

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