The DeKalb County school district postponed a vote on proposed cutbacks on Wednesday.
The school board met to discuss eliminating up to 370 positions, 250 of them teachers.
The latest round of cuts are being considered after DeKalb schools eliminated more than 400 jobs last month, and raised taxes. The school system is facing a $76 million deficit.
The cuts may also eliminate 120 paraprofessional positions. The district said that many of those who would be cut may be offered other, lower-paying teaching jobs. That would mean contract changes as the upcoming school year approaches.
"That is the reason why I cannot support this request. I want to honor those contracts we made to our teachers," said DeKalb Schools chairman Eugene Walker.
The meeting is expected to resume at 10 a.m. Thursday at 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Stone Mountain.
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