The DeKalb County Schools board of education continues to search for creative ways to plug a $73 million budget gap.
Passionate parents and community members , asking to spare rigorous advanced learning classes and magnet programs from cuts and avoid closing the .
"It's not just a field trip destination,” Fernbank Science Center teacher Lawrence Wilson said.
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Cost savings options on the table include increasing class sizes, a 1-mill tax increase, eliminating the district-wide Pre-K program and sending pink slips to 70 central office employees.
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