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Chesterfield School Board Approves Budget


Chairman Rob Thompson said grappling with possible shortfalls due to waiting on the State’s final numbers makes it hard to prepare a budget.

“It makes it a lot harder when you’re doing a budget and you don’t have your final numbers.”

Thompson added that when the General Assembly session is only 45 days as opposed to 60 days, they have at least two weeks to work on any changes. The General Assembly’s budget was passed over the weekend. However, the County is still waiting for the final numbers. Both the House and Senate had funding gaps of over $2 Million each in their versions. The School Board is looking for the County to fill those gaps.

“We do hope that when the Board of Supervisors looks out and looks at it, and starts addressing the funding shortfalls that it’s going to go favorably for us. And that and that some of our needs that are on there will be picked off and we’ll be able to take care of those.”

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to start reviewing the school’s budget during today’s work session. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for March 27.

Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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