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Public input sought tonight on next school budget

The Spotsylvania County school division is holding a pre-budget public hearing at 6:35 p.m. tonight.

The public hearing is an opportunity for staff and others in the community to provide their ideas and priorities for the fiscal 2011 budget. The fiscal year doesn’t begin until July 1 but the School Board and division have already begun working to craft the next budget.

School Superintendent Jerry Hill has made clear that forecasts for the next two years look grim as far as revenue and will necessitate cuts beyond what was required for the current fiscal year.

Below is the full schedule for the school division’s budget process.

Today, 6:30 p.m.—Regular meeting and pre-budget public hearing.

Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.—Superintendent presents proposed fiscal 2011 budget to School Board.

Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m.—School Board budget work session

Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.—Regular meeting, public hearing

Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m.—School Board budget work session

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.—Regular meeting. School Board approves fiscal 2011 School Board Budget .

Feb. 12*—County administrator’s fiscal 2011 recommended budget goes to the printer

Feb. 23*, 6 p.m.—Presentation of county administrator’s recommended budget to Board of Supervisors

March 2*, 6 p.m.—Presentation of School Board’s approved budget to Board of Supervisors

March 23*, 6 p.m.—Joint work session with Board of Supervisors

April 8*, 6:30 p.m.—Board of Supervisors public hearing at Courtland High School

April 20*, 6 p.m.—Board of Supervisors approves fiscal 2011 budget .

April 22, 5:30 p.m.—School Board budget work session

April 29, 5:30 p.m.—School Board budget work session

May 10, 6:30 p.m.—Regular Meeting. School Board adopts fiscal 2011 budget .

* Pending approval of the Board of Supervisors


  • 1958

    fire mr hill mr myers and Mrs seals to begin with Mr Hill sectory is more then able to do there jobs
    Last year they took away from the lowest paid people this year take away from the hightest paid people

  • sped101

    Where in the budget did it say there would be a new
    Director of Special Education plus a Director of Autism.
    Yes, it’s time to clean out the higher ups. They cost too
    much and jam these type of positions through without
    public input. Special ed teachers, yes. admins, no,
    there’s too many of them