Officials are considering revisions to Prince William County Public Schools’ (PWCS) fiscal 2021 budget.
The School Board heard proposed adjustments from Superintendent Steve Walts and Associate Superintendent for Finance and Risk Management John Wallingford at an emergency meeting on May 6.
In March, PWCS’ fiscal 2021 budget was approved by the board.
Changes need to be made to it because of an almost $46 million shortfall caused by impacts of the Coronavirus, according to a release from PWCS.
“This is not a situation any of us would hope to have to face, but I believe we can do our best to minimize the impacts to the fullest extent possible,” Walts said. “I remain hopeful that should economic conditions improve, we will be able to restore the critical needs that may be deferred from this budget.”
Removing the 2 percent cost of living adjustment for staff and delaying 16 central support roles are among the proposed revisions.
Staff are still expected to receive a 2.8 percent raise.
Projects and the hiring of 11 new social workers were postponed, as well.
Members of the board are expected to vote on the updated budget on May 20.
To learn more about the proposed edits, visit the PWCS website.