The Gwinnett County school system approved a huge new budget Thursday night with plans to increase your child's safety.
The state's largest school district is expected to get bigger as they're expecting an additional 1,054 students to enroll for the upcoming school year. Officials are hoping to add 128 full and part-time faculty and staff and 10 school resource officers across the district.
That's an additional $44 million, bringing the budget to nearly $2.2 billion.
"These new school resource officers will enable us to respond to and cover our elementary schools as well as extend the amount of coverage we have for our SROs into the evening and weekend hours as well," said Bernard Watson, director of community relations for the district.
There's also a proposed 2.25 percent pay increase for teachers on the table. That would mean a teacher making $45,000 would see an additional $337 annually.
The district says school taxes will not go up.
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