Fulton County Schools marks one week until students return

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Students in Fulton County are set to return to classes in one week.

Monday, school officials held a meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming year including the billion-dollar budget passed last week.

Under the new budget, Superintendent Jeff Rose said all employees will receive a pay raise.

In addition, the district will hire 10 new social workers.

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Rose also discussed school safety following several deadly school shootings across the country this year.

He said safety is a top priority for the district and something they will continue to invest in.

During Monday's meeting, Rose said the district is working with a special committee to address student safety.

He said the district expects them to improve new safety recommendations in the next two months.

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