MARIETTA, Ga. -- It may end up saving money, but some still question the principle of the move.
That's the bottom line to some teacher complaints about pay raises for some Cobb County school administrators while teachers face even more furloughs.
Only two months into the job, new Cobb County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa has won approval to raise the salaries of five members of his executive cabinet, some by as much as $19,000.
He justified the raises because those administrators will now have to perform more duties since he reduced the size of his cabinet from eight down to six.
"These individuals are taking on additional responsibilities and we've also reduced the overall cost in compensation by $80,000," school system spokesman Jay Dillon told 11Alive News on Thursday.
Cobb County teachers haven't had a raise since their pay was cut 2 percent in 2009.