Proposed school budget includes salary increase, more school nurses and strategic academic support

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The fiscal year 2017 budget that Superintendent Marcus Newsome proposed last night to the School Board continues to strategically reinvest in and reinvent public education in Chesterfield County. The proposal provides funding for the 2016-17 school year totaling $600 million and marks the first time that investment in public education has reached prerecession levels.

In this online budget overview, you can read more about these budget highlights:

  • proposed 3 percent salary increase for all staff members
  • three-year plan that will result in having a nurse in each school
  • continued investment in instructional and support team efforts to meet strategic academic goals and changing demographics

The proposed budget will be discussed during several meetings that are open to the public. Meetings held in the public meeting room are shown live on Comcast Channel 98 and Verizon Channel 28 and are live streamed at chesterfieldschoolsva.swagit.com/live. Here are budget-related meetings:

  • School Board work session at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road
  • School Board public hearings on the budget and capital improvement plan at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road
  • School Board work session at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the School Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road
  • School Board to vote on budget and capital improvement plan during 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 meeting in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road
  • Board of Supervisors public hearing (includes budget for schools) at 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the public meeting room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road

Additional information about the proposed FY 2017 budget for Chesterfield County Public Schools is available at mychesterfieldschools.com.