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By The Numbers: FCPS FY 2013 Budget Amendments

A look at the items added to the budget the school board sent to supervisors Thursday

The Fairfax County School Board voted to forwarding a plan to supervisors that asks for $202.3 million more than last fiscal year to accommodate unprecedented student growth and the staff levels and compensation needed to address it.

The board added eight amendments to

Together, the amendments did not increase the transfer request from the Board of Supervisors, board members said.

While many board members said it is too early to determine exactly how some of these would be funded, here's a closer look at how early estimates stack up.

All information was provided by Fairfax County Public Schools documents.

 

PROPOSED BUDGET

ADJUSTMENTS

ADVERTISED BUDGET

SCHOOL BOARD FUNDS

Amount

Full-Time Positions

Amount

Full-Time Positions

Amount

Full-Time Positions

School Operating

$2,447,975,698

23,500.9

$0

0.0

$2,447,975,698

23,500.9

Food and Nutrition Services

$92,574,259

43.5

$0

0.0

$92,574,259

43.5

Grants and Self-Supporting Programs

$68,289,788

504.6

$0

0.0

$68,289,788

504.6

Adult and Community Education

$10,840,709

58.5

$0

0.0

$10,840,709

58.5

School Construction

$163,072,120

87.3

$0

0.0

$163,072,120

87.3

School Insurance

$16,577,166

10.3

$0

0.0

$16,577,166

10.3

Health and Flexible Benefits

$311,001,708

18.0

$0

0.0

$311,001,708

18.0

Central Procurement

$6,500,000

1.0

$0

0.0

$6,500,000

1.0

Educational Employees'

$190,645,039

29.3

$0

0.0

$190,645,039

29.3

Supplementary Retirement System

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust

$37,335,500

0.0

$0

0.0

$37,335,500

0.0

Amendments:

Amendment Estimated Cost Anticipated Funding Source Creating a placeholder to fund a consultant study of the Food and Nutrition Services Program to identify cost-effective ways of making FCPS school food healthier, ; $0.2 million $0.2 million to be redirected within the Food & Nutrition Services Fund Directing that prior to allocating additional funds to expand the use of eCART, but no later than November 30, 2012, (a) the Board shall receive a presentation of the eCART program evaluation currently being conducted by the Office of Program Evaluation, (b) a comprehensive survey of teachers and other eCART users shall be completed and areas of needed improvement in the user experience identified, and (c) those identified improvements shall be made before or in conjunction with any expansion of eCART unknown unknown Adding 20 field custodian positions
$1 million
Reducing funding for replacement equipment by $1.0 million Creating a placeholder in the School Board Office budget to provide increased school board member staff to improve constituent electronic communications, provide ombudsman-type constituent support, and establish a School Board auditor position. Specifics will be determined by the board before the final budget vote in May.
$0.6 million Funding will come from reductions in central office administrative costs. Superintendent Jack Dale will present options to accomplish this in April.
Providing funding to revise and reproduce the Parent Advocacy Handbook for electronic and hard copy distribution.
Up to $0.1 million
Existing funds will be reallocated in Instructional Services, Special Services,and/or Communications and Community Outreach Providing funding to record (audio and video) all school board work sessions of the full board, including forums $19,590 Dale will identify ways to fund this and present options to the school board in April
Eliminating student athletic fees
$1.7 million Dale will identify ways to fund this via budget reductions and present options to the school board in April Providing funding of a best practices study to be overseen by an early education working group that will be established to assess, improve, and expand early education services in order to increase early literacy skills and kindergarten readiness for all children. $0.1 million Dale will identify ways to fund this via budget reductions and present options to the school board in April

Approve: Evans (Mason) Derenak Kaufax (Lee), Hynes (Hunter Mill), McElveen (At-large), Moon (At-large), Storck (Mt. Vernon), Strauss (Dranesville)

Oppose:  McLaughlin (Braddock), Reed (Providence), Schultz (Springfield), Smith (Sully), Velkoff (At-large)


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