Board Approves Record $2.1 Billion Budget

From today's Metro section:

The Fairfax County School Board
approved a $2.1 billion budget last night that includes funds to expand full-day kindergarten and increases the starting salary for beginning teachers.

This is the first time the schools budget has topped $2 billion.

About 75 percent of funding for Fairfax schools, which serve about 165,000 students, comes from the county. Other money comes from the state and federal governments. The County Board of Supervisors voted to give the schools $1.6 billion, an increase of nearly 6.6 percent over the current approved budget, school employees said.

The budget also will fund employee benefits and includes money for a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for all employees.

-- Maria Glod

By  |  May 26, 2006; 10:27 AM ET  | Category:  Schools
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