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Gloucester school board approves budget adjustments

The Gloucester School Board approved adjustments to its fiscal year 2012 budget on May 8 and adopted a $52.5 million operating fund. Due to an increased appropriation from county supervisors, the final amount was slightly higher than the fiscal operating plan initially adopted by the school board.

Working with school officials in a March 29 meeting, county supervisors reduced a proposed four percent cost of living adjustment to two percent. That move allowed the restoration of 10 days to the school calendar, which had been reduced from 180 to 160 days by the school board due to previous budget cuts. It also included funds to reimburse school employees for their five percent Virginia Retirement System contribution.

The budget, as adjusted, also restored full-time librarians and assistant principals to the county’s elementary schools. In recent years, librarians and assistant administrators each split their time between two schools due to budget cuts.

The school board also ...

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