Fairfax County School Board has passed a budget of $2.6 BILLION which includes funding for full day Monday classes for all elementary schools, high school start times of 8:00 am or later, and a raise of 3.1% for almost all school personnel. [read_more] The school board received from the board of Supervisors 99.8% of the money they requested.
From the Washington Post,
The new budget includes a 3.1 percent raise for most school staff members, $4.9 million to pay for extending the school day on Mondays in elementary schools and $4.9 million to delay the first classes of the day in high schools to after 8 a.m. The budget also includes $3.9 million in funding to decrease ballooning class sizes in certain areas of the county.
Of course there’s never enough money for the liberals on the school board and the unions. More here.