DeKalb County (Ga.) schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis is laying the groundwork for staff cuts that will affect hundreds of jobs. DeKalb is feeling squeezed by a dip in enrollment. An additional aggravation for school officials: The state continues to pay less than state guidelines require. These austerity cuts in state education funding, by the end of next school year, will have cost DeKalb $93.6 million since 2002. Those cuts are expected to continue, given the economy. Letting the numbers dwindle only through retirement or attrition would take too long.