Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland has planned two public community meetings this week, ahead of the vote on the county tax rate.
The Prince William County School Board presented a realistic Fiscal Year 18 budget at the Board of County Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday evening, with an eye towards improvements.
Prince William County School Board passed an $1.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, assuring the PRICE model for the new high school.
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.
The Prince William County Fiscal 2018 addresses goals of increased funding for education, public safety, reducing homelessness, assisting in providing funds for new school construction and maintaining current levels of public transportation.
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.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to provide Prince William County Schools with an additional $3 million outside of the revenue sharing agreement, this past Tuesday.
Now is not the time for a large tax increase.
The squabble over Prince William School Board Chairman Sawyers’ budget presentation before the on the Board of County Supervisors escalated to a criticism of Candland’s office and the BOCS financial decisions.
Supervisor Pete Candland and School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers exchanged heated letters over Sawyers’ not sharing the cost of Godwin Middle School’s renaming.