Public Hearing on School Budget Tonight

The Loudoun County School Board will take feedback from community members on the superintendent’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 during two public hearing sessions this month.

The public hearings are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 28, at the school system’s administration building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. Speakers can sign up in the boardroom at the start of the meeting or in advance by calling 571-252-1020.

Williams is recommending a $1.07 billion spending plan. The School Board will likely make changes to that proposal ahead of adopting a budget Feb. 2.

See related article, “Superintendent Proposes $1B Budget.”


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  • 2016-01-20 at 6:10 pm

    Why doesn’t somebody ask why LCPS is proposing that junior teachers (steps 1-5) get about a $1200 raise (step increase + COLA) while senior teachers get a $4000+ raise? Teachers above step 18 have no incentive to transfer since they would have to take a step/pay cut to enter another district at the max entry step?

    Or ask why in FY18, a step increase for a step 2 teacher will be $340 while a step increase for step 28 teacher will get $2800?

    Or why the cost of all of these “salary scale adjustments” won’t really appear for 5+ years when our teachers move through toward the senior steps. It’s kind of like have a SS surplus while the baby boomers are working and then getting hit with the bill when they retire. Only we don’t have to wait till teachers retire, just until all the new hires get to about step 10-15. Anybody from LCPS ever project the costs more than 1 year in advance?

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