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Chesterfield School Board Votes Tonight on Proposed $780 Million Budget

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Superintendent Merv Daugherty's budget seeks raises for teachers, staff and bus drivers.

After weeks of community meetings and work sessions, the Chesterfield School Board is set to vote on its 2021 budget tonight. 

Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s proposed budget calls for a nearly $100 million increase, with about a third of those funds going to teacher and staff pay raises.

About $14 million would help the county deal with an anticipated 1200 new students expected to enroll next year. 

But the total requested - about $780 million - may change after tonight’s meeting. Once the school board approves it, the budget then heads to the Board of Supervisors who are expected to hold more public meetings, then vote on the county’s overall budget in March.

Residents can still comment on the school’s budget at tonight’s meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m in the County Public Meeting Room on Iron Bridge Rd.



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