The following was among actions taken at the July 26 meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. For more information, call 246-2991.
FINAL BUDGET REVIEW -- The school board, fearing financially austere times, voted to carry over $7 million in unspent school funds from last year's school budget and put it in reserve to be used as needed.
Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is scheduled this month to present to legislators a plan that may include significant cuts in aid to local schools. In addition, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors last month voted tentatively to put a cap on the increase in next year's budget, which could greatly affect funding for the school system.
The School Board voted to spend about $284,000 of the leftover funds to affix bar code labels on school property such as computers, typewriters and chemistry and office equipment. The project was requested by Superintendent Robert R. Spillane, who said it would be more cost efficient than hiring people to regularly conduct an inventory.
The board ignored a request by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers that the school board use $640,000 of the unspent money to give a 3 percent r ise to the county's instructional assistants.