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Deal's new Pre-K plan better suits local officials
Governor plans to save millions by shortening school year by 20 days
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Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Pre-K teacher Karen Keen readies her class for the end of the school day Friday.
Bulloch County School officials are happy with Gov. Nathan Deal's change of plans for Georgia's nationally recognized pre-Kindergarten program, and are ready to work through less-intense cuts and changes than Deal originally proposed. Deal's first proposal would have preschool classes slashed in half and teacher salaries cut by 30 percent, but amid protests and backlash, he modified the proposal to reduce salaries by only 10 percent and cut back on the number of days preschool kids go to class - 160 instead of 180.
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