Charleston school board passes budget, teachers face more furloughs

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - During Monday's meeting, the Charleston County School Board approved its $330 million budget for 2011.

Part of the budget calls for five furlough days for teachers. Year-round employees will have to take 10 furlough days.

Teachers won't be cut and there won't be an increase in class sizes, officials said.

The school board also touted taxes won't be raised.

To make up for the district's $30 million deficit, the district is using some of its rainy day funds and stimulus monies from the federal government, which won't be available next year.

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