ATLANTA -- The over-burdened, beleagured Atlanta Public Schools are now saddled with more than $1 million per month in salaries being paid to 130 teachers connected with the CRCT cheating scandal. Those teachers have been placed on leave with pay.
Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis, Jr., says the teachers will remain off work but will receive their full pay while their cases are under official review.
The school system was already over budget to the tune of $20 million in instructional costs for the 2010-2011 school year.
Davis says $14 million of that overage was covered by stimulus funds and budget cuts, but the school system was left with $6 million to make up in the upcoming school year.