County School Board members took a step forward in the budgeting process last week by approving a $1.5 billion spending plan.
The board unanimously approved the fiscal 2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and budget, which offers an average 2.7 percent raise for “eligible employees,” according to a release.
Coaches and teachers who supervise clubs, temporary employees, and substitutes for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) will see a pay increase, as well.
The budget supports Increased funding for school security, 13 additional social workers, and a mental health specialist.
It also sets aside funding for the school system’s new Independence Nontraditional School, property for a 14th high school, and 1,100 new students.
Additionally, the spending plan includes some additions to Lake Ridge and Stonewall middle schools, and Antietam, Lake Ridge, Leesylvania, Minnieville, Pattie and Springwoods elementary schools.
PWCS will present its budget to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on April 3. It plans to take action on the spending plan on April 30.
To learn more about the budget, visit the Budget Updates page or FY 2019 Proposed Budget by Fund Total (PDF).