From the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute:
Districts will get $167 million less in state funding than the QBE formula calculates they should receive. Although this will be the 17th consecutive year the state imposed an austerity cut on districts, it is less severe than earlier years. From 2010 to 2014, the state slashed K-12 funding more than $1 billion each year. The planned continuance of the austerity cut would combine with costs the state shifted to the local level in recent years and rising retirement expenses to tighten the financial squeeze on Georgia’s school districts. The squeeze makes it hard for many school systems to hire more teachers and reduce class sizes, provide more counselors, literacy coaches and other professional support staff, purchase materials, or invest in other strategies that will improve student learning.
Here’s a link to the entire analysis: