Final hearing on school budget in Henrico

By Deon Guillory – bio | email
Posted by Iva Radman – email

HENRICO COUNTY, VA (WWBT)--People in Henrico County have one last chance to weigh-in on the latest school budget proposal.

The district is looking to fill a multi-million dollar gap.

Henrico is trying to keep good on its promise not to cut any teachers as it tries to fill its budget shortfall, but there's a long list of other things that seem to be on the chopping block. Among those are gas purchases, new buses, central office staff, and even tuition reimbursement for employees.

This is to help the district cut another $2.8 million.

The county is already planning to save $14 million by not paying as much into the Virginia Retirement System.

The board believes the problems are only just beginning.

Other options on the table are the idea of raising the cost of student parking or even charging students for the cost of playing sports.

To weigh in, tonight's hearing starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Glen Echo Building on Nine Mile Road.

Henrico school board members are expected to vote on next year's budget tomorrow.

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