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East Cobb PTA School Funding Forum is Wednesday

The meeting with Cobb school officials takes place at East Side Elementary School.

Cobb School Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. Patch File Photo
Cobb School Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. Patch File Photo

Cobb school superintendent Michael Hinojosa will serve as a panelist on school funding topics Wednesday at a forum sponsored by the East Cobb County Council of PTA

The meeting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at East Side Elementary School, 3850 Roswell Road.

Cobb school board chairman Randy Scamihorn and East Cobb-area school board representatives Scott Sweeney and David Banks also will be speak on the issue and answer questions. 

The meeting is the latest organized by East Cobb groups to address the CCSD's projected $79 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2015. 

Last week, the Walton PTSA held a similar meeting in an effort to educate parents and lobby elected officials.

On Dec. 12, FACE It Cobb, created by East Cobb parents to address school funding issues, also will have a meeting about the issue at the Infomart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road. 

That meeting takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. and the featured speakers are Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute; Hilda Wilkins, Retired Principal, Hightower Trail Middle School; and Matt Jones, Empower Ed Co-Founder and President, EmpowerEd Georgia.

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