Superintendent Presents Proposed FY2022 Budget

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

During the Feb. 3, 2021, School Board Meeting, Dr. Walts presented a budget for the next school year that builds upon the success of PWCS and focuses on the future, with six key priorities:

  1. Pandemic-related student and employee support, including resources and staff necessary to continue to meet the unique and significant needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Teachers and staff, providing a step of 2.8 percent average increase for eligible employees, and a COLA of 1 percent for eligible employees. In addition, there is no health care cost increase for the third year in a row.
  3. Educational equity, and academic achievement for all, including funding for the Regional Special Education Program, increased Summer School supports, and English Language Arts textbooks.
  4. Pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) access, adds an additional five Pre-K classrooms.
  5. Student mental health and wellness, hiring additional school counselors, psychologists, and nurses.
  6. Sustainable facilities, school safety, and support infrastructure, focusing on Capital Improvements Program investments in our oldest schools including natural daylighting and door replacement (fenestration) projects and investment in modernization of our legacy financial and payroll systems.

The School Board will hold a hybrid physical/virtual budget hearing on Feb. 17. The County Board of Supervisors will hold a public budget hearing on April 6.

Watch Video: Dr. Walts shares overview of FY22 Budget at the Feb. 3 School Board Meeting

For more about the FY2022 Budget, the PWCS Budget Updates webpage.


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