Prince William school board members addressed pressing issues such as the snow days, the 13th High School, teacher salaries and the school budget, at their Gainesville-Brentsville budget town hall meeting, Tuesday.
During superintendent’s time, Dr. Steven Walts donned yellow sunglasses and a brightly colored scarf to celebrate the Kilby Elementary School transition and other exciting events at Prince William County Schools.
School Board Chairman At-large Ryan Sawyers announced in a Facebook video that the Prince William County School Board will explore the option of granting additional days off school to compensate for unused snow days this year.
The division is expecting 2,420 new students at a cost of $26 million to the school budget. As a result, employees will only receive a two percent cost of living increase in their salaries.
Gainesville school board member Alyson Satterwhite defended the Jan. 4 special meeting of the Prince William County School Board and the vote to accept $21.2 million in funding for new Prince William school construction during school board members’ time at the Feb. 1 meeting.
At the Prince William School Board meeting, held Jan. 18, the board voted to rescind the minutes from the special meeting held two weeks prior, and in doing so, invalidate the vote taken then to approve the PRICE model for the new high school.