Chesterfield schools face $27 million shortfall

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Public Schools is looking at a $27 million dollar shortfall for next year's school budget.

The Chesterfield Observer reports County revenue is down and the cost of employee benefits continue to rise.

Chesterfield County Public Schools hopes to fill the deficit by using funding through the federal jobs bill and saving millions by not filling vacant positions.

But critics say the funding sources depend on the actions of others.

Chesterfield will hold a pre-budget public hearing on Tuesday, October 12, at 7 p.m.

That's in the County's public meeting room, on 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

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