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(AJC) — Atlanta Public Schools expect budget cutbacks of more than $30 million next school year, resulting in cost-cutting moves that likely include another increase in class sizes (mainly in middle schools), a continued employee pay freeze and two days of involuntarily furloughs.  However, officials said they did not anticipate layoffs or a property tax increase. Superintendent Beverly Hall and her staff unveiled a tentative budget proposal on Tuesday that included a $578 million general fund budget. It assumes a 5-percent reduction in property tax revenue, a notable hit since local taxes make up almost 79 percent of the system’s revenue. Hall also proposed using $16 million of the system’s budget reserves.

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