The following was among actions taken at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Falls Church School Board. For more information, call 241-7600.
BUDGET ADOPTION -- The board adopted a $9.2 million budget for fiscal 1989, which begins July 1. The budget represents a 12.7 percent increase over current spending.
The budget requires approval by the City Council, which will take final action on the fiscal package April 25.
Nearly 64 percent of the $1.04 million increase would be used to boost salaries and fringe benefits for the system's 100 teachers, seven administrators and 70 support staff employees. The plan would raise all salary scales by 6 percent.
The new budget would increase the salary of starting teachers from $22,000 to $23,320, a level higher than what is currently being considered by Fairfax County School officials.
Under the new budget, several programs would be expanded, including the English-as-a-second language program and a speech and language program for learning disabled students at Mount Daniel Elementary School.
The budget also would include funding for about four new employee positions: a teacher, an aide, a paraprofessional and a custodian.
The budget assumes a $7.3 million city appropriation, a 16.5 percent increase over the $6.3 million the city contributed this year.