DCSS holds public hearing for 2020 budget


(ALBANY, Ga)-  School may be out for the Summer, but there’s still work to be done for the Dougherty County School System.

With more than 2,000 employees, the DCSS is one of the largest employers in the county.

That’s why Superintendent, Kenneth dyer is held a pair of forums Monday for the public about the upcoming budget.

Superintendent Dyer tells us, “Of course when you’re budgeting and spending $137 million of public funds for funding and $213 million overall, you wanna get public input. We believe in transparency.”

While turnout for the noon budget hearing was dismal, Superintendent Dyer isn’t worried about the low turnout. He knows the public will want to hear about the financial future for the schools.

“It’s their school system, and we’re educating their children. We’re allocating resources to impact that, and we think we should hear from them if they have something to say,” says Dyer.

As well these forums can be used to possibly hear back from the teachers as well and have their opinions taken further into consideration.

Dyer says, “We get input from our employees, through our system of budget conferences with our principals and department chairs. We look at their school improvement plans, and improvement committees that develop their needs from the ground up.”

The deadline for the 2019-2020 budget will be on June 10th.