Governor Sonny Perdue’s decision to cut three days of teachers pay in order to deal with the state’s enormous budget shortfall is delaying the start of teachers coming back to school in both school systems in Chattooga County.

Earlier this week Chattooga County School Superintendent Dr. Dwight Pullen announced that teachers in the Chattooga County School System would not report for work on August 3rd.  Yesterday the Trion City School System announced that teachers would not report to work this coming Monday, July 27th as was scheduled and will instead report on Tuesday July 28th.

Governor Perdue’s decision to cut teacher pay by 3 days has been controversial, however the state has a balanced budget amendment which requires the state of Georgia to operate within it’s means.  Some econimic professionals say the state’s budget shortfall may still be underestimated.