Breaking down the proposed Fairfax schools budget

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Breaking down the proposed Fairfax County budget:

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Fairfax schools chief defends seeking $98M more in funds

Fairfax schools chief defends seeking $98M more in funds

Superintendent Karen Garza said that her request for taxpayer funds was “reasonable.”

$2.5 billion

Budget plan

2.4 percent

Growth from last year’s

(fiscal 2014) budget

5.7 percent

Increase in the annual transfer from the county, the equivalent to an extra $98 million

731.2 jobs

Positions that would be eliminated: 82 central support positions from finance human resources and information technology departments; 180.5 school support positions, including assistant principals and custodians; and 468.7 classroom positions

— T. Rees Shapiro

 
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