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The millage rate in Gwinnett has not been increased in seven years.
Gwinnett went from a over a 2 billion dollar budget with 153,000 students in 2007 to a 1.7 billion dollar budget with a 163,000 students in 2013. That is with inflation and a shrinking digest. Costs have risen, but like everyone else they have cut their budget and tried to become more resourceful. 10,000 more kiddos and significantly less $$$.
GCPS is responsible for raising over 50% of the money for Relay for Life and United Way not to mention the thousands of hours of community service that are rendered.
The number one reason districts succeed as cited by experts--longevity of the board and super. Take a quick look around a see that Gwinnett is an island of success in metro Atlanta and nation. No infighting, no removal of members, no petty arguments over schedules,etc. GCPS and Wilbanks aren't perfect, but I'd take 'em over any of the goobers in our nearby systems. You get what you pay for!
Suggest some cuts--so far the Chamber membership is the only suggestion.
Last login: Wednesday, February 27, 2013