Sunday, February 21, 2016

Budget - Looking Back and Looking Forward

Hi everybody. The School Board held another budget work session on Tuesday, Feb. 16. We spent most of the time going through Work Packet #4, which includes among other things the teacher allocations for specialty areas like Gifted and Talented and Special Education. We also went through the teacher and staff surveys that were recently sent out by the FCCPS Administration. I don't know that it would do a lot of good to talk about the meeting in more detail, but I am happy to answer any questions.

I personally spent a whole bunch of time last weekend going through the line-item budget and making sure I understood the places where there were significant year-over-year changes.

We have another meeting this Tuesday, to discuss budget Work Packet #5. This is a very good one for you to read, and I'd love your feedback. In particular, the Administration has ranked its unmet needs into tiers, on pp. 4-5 of the packet. This is a great document to see the things that are not currently in the budget. If you are going to read one budget document, this is probably it.

Please send me any questions or comments. I can be reached at

(These are my personal views and not the official statement or records of the Board. They are not minutes but my personal summary of some of the highlights from the meeting.)

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