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Holleran: Enrollment key factor in budget development

Enrollment will be a “big determining factor” in how the Mathews County Public Schools’ budget takes shape, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David J. Holleran said during Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

The 2015-2016 budget process has just begun, and Holleran and the school board members were awaiting word from Richmond about the state’s expected contribution, which was scheduled to be announced yesterday.

Holleran said that he spoke recently with the state finance director, who expects to have spreadsheets prepared by either Friday or Monday indicating what each school division can expect from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget.

The major driver in the budget will be the enrollment figures, Holleran said during Tuesday’s meeting, which was held in the Mathews High School media center. He said that there are currently 108 high school seniors on track to graduate.

“It all depends on what we get in kindergarten to replace them,&...

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