Area school districts mull ’21-22 budget

Area school districts mull '21-22 budget

With the addition of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, act for public schools, area school districts are having to take a different approach to the 2021-22 school year’s budget.  There have been three rounds of ESSER funds made available to school … Read more

Washington County Board of Education budget has almost no new spending

Washington County Board of Education budget has almost no new spending

The Washington County Board of Education unanimously passed a nearly $300 million operating budget Tuesday night. The budget was passed with no comments from the board members. The balanced budget includes $298,062,787 in revenues and expenditures. Revenues are up just $1,048 or 0.35% over fiscal year 2021, according to the board of education budget document. Revenues … Read more

Gwinnett County Board of Education approves $2.4 billion budget

By Darius Goodman | on June 18, 2021 By Madeline Thigpen | Report for America Joe Heffron GCPS Chief Financial Officer at the Board of Education meeting on June 17. Screenshot of GCPS TV Livestream Thursday evening, CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks recommended the Gwinnett County Board of Education adopt the fiscal year 2022 budget. The … Read more

Fed money turns RBHS budget deficit into surplus

Last September when the Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 Board of Education approved the final budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, officials projected a budget deficit of $1.6 million.  But thanks to an influx of federal money, when the books close on the 2020-21 fiscal year in two weeks, Assistant Superintendent Kristin Smetana is expecting … Read more

Mitchell Board of Education to take second look at budget

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The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy commons. The board first reviewed the budget at its first meeting in May. Joe Graves, superintendent for the Mitchell School District, said he and Steve Culhane, business manager for the district, will provide the board with a second … Read more

Virginia Tech board approves school’s largest budget | Education

FILE, The Roanoke Times The Roanoke Times The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the school’s largest ever budget last week at $1.74 billion for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The education and general portion of the budget, which includes the University Division and Virginia Cooperative Extension, totals $974 million, a 3.7 percent increase from a … Read more

Education advocates push for more funding for schools in state budget ::

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By Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Advocates for public schools spoke Saturday pushing for more funding for schools in the state budget. North Carolina Association of Educators held an event calling on lawmakers to do more. Advocates said they want students prioritized, instead of a focus on eliminating corporate taxes by state lawmakers. … Read more

Dallas ISD’s proposed $1.8B budget includes money to increase minimum wages, address COVID-19 slide

Kindergarten students work independently in Michelle Davis’ class at F.P. Caillet Elementary in Dallas on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Lynda M. González/The Dallas Morning News)

Dallas trustees are set to approve a $1.8 billion budget that tackles the COVID-19 learning slide for students, raises the district’s minimum wage and devotes millions to a discipline system overhaul. But it does not include a major across-the-board raise for teachers who have lobbied that the boost was especially needed after a tiring and … Read more

COVID impacts 2021-22 Dooly education budget – Cordele Dispatch

COVID impacts 2021-22 Dooly education budget - Cordele Dispatch

      Dooly County Superintendent Craig Lockhart gives his thoughts on the 2021-22 budget. Photo by Neil McGahee   Government school relief funding opening new doors to financial security By Neil B. McGahee Managing Editor Dooly County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Lockhart is fond of saying “This is Dooly; Headed to the Top!” … Read more

State budget opts to ‘hold harmless’ every town’s education funding

State budget opts to 'hold harmless' every town's education funding

mark pazniokas :: Sen. Doug McCrory, D-Hartford. The state budget working its way through the legislature avoids redistributing state education dollars away from well-off communities and toward struggling districts, as the state’s school funding formula had called for. This so-called “hold harmless” provision — the historical ethos at the Capitol that no city or … Read more

Education Funding Fronts and Centers | News as Pennsylvania Budget Negotiations Continue

Governor Tom Wolf called for bipartisan reforms to the 24-year-old Charter School Act in Pennsylvania at Pottstown High School on Wednesday. MediaNews Group File Photo Harrisburg — Education funding is at the heart of the upcoming negotiations as time approaches for the July 1 state budget deadline. The delay in submitting a Republican education bill … Read more

Education funding front and center as clock ticks on PA budget talks | Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf was at Pottstown High School Wednesday to issue a call for bipartisan reform to Pennsylvania’s 24-year-old charter school law. MediaNews Group File Photo HARRISBURG — As time tightens for a state budget deadline of July 1, education funding is taking a position front and center for the looming talks. A late-arriving pair … Read more

Report Says Most Ohioans Won’t See Much Money From Senate Budget Tax Cut

The proposed budget from Republican leaders in the Ohio Senate includes a 5% income tax cut estimated to cost the state $874 million over two years. But a new analysis of that tax cut says most Ohioans won’t even notice the change. The analysis from the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio says three-quarters of … Read more

Education budget priorities change thanks to COVID-19 relief

Representatives of the State Board of Education and state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) presented to lawmakers Wednesday a version of their budget priorities that include changes due to the availability of federal COVID-19 relief funds. The new budget priorities take advantage of federal funds for some areas, leaving state money available to be used … Read more

Groves Council Frees Up More Money For Roads In Current Budget

Groves Council Frees Up More Money For Roads In Current Budget

Loxahatchee Groves Town Council members agreed Tuesday, June 1 to shift funding for Okeechobee Blvd. corridor improvements to its 2022 budget, opening the door for the use of money in the current budget on other road projects. At stake is the town’s commitment to provide $735,000 toward $3.2 million in improvements along Okeechobee Blvd. that … Read more

Loughran Cappel reacts to fiscally responsible budget that prioritizes education funding, working families

SHOREWOOD – Following the Senate’s passage of a budget that honors the state’s commitment to fully funding K-12 education, bolsters unemployment insurance systems, and keeps property tax levels flat, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) issued the following statement: “I am confident the budget we sent to Governor Pritzker is one that puts the immediate … Read more

Navy aims to reduce end strength, cut higher education funding in new budget request

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The Navy is aiming to downsize its end strength and cut its higher education funding, while bolstering funds for mental health and sexual assault prevention, according to the fiscal 2022 budget request released Friday. “Our focus remains to recruit, develop and retain the optimal mix of personnel with the right skills and experience to man … Read more