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DeKalb votes to cut 133 school jobs
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DeKalb votes to cut 133 school jobs

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA -- DeKalb County's school board voted to cut 133 jobs, saving about $9.3 million.

The board voted 6-1 to make the cuts after the new superintendent, Cheryl Atkinson, commissioned an analysis of how many jobs were needed within the county's 135 schools and centers, compared to student enrollment.  

The lost jobs will be school-based positions -- meaning they don't include administration jobs.  The school system says another analysis is in the works that will cut jobs in the superintendent's office.

"That's still being worked out," said school system spokesman Walter Woods.  "This is another reform that we're making district wide, looking at every position throughout the district."

 The current round of job cuts will include each of 37 employees categorized as "graduation coaches and graduation specialists." 

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