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One-time bonus for full-time school workers in Prince George

By Nicole Bell - bio | email
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PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) – No layoffs and a one-time bonus for employees! Those are just two items outlined in the school budget proposal for Prince George County.

The proposal also outlines the impact on student enrollment on the budget. The school district has seen a boost in student population - that translates into an increase in state funding for the upcoming school year.

There are nearly 6300 students enrolled in the school system - an increase of about 35 students overall compared to last year. 

The increase may not sound like a lot but when it comes to funding, more students mean more state money for the district - about $158,000 according to the superintendent's proposed budget for the 2011-2012 school year.

"It's not a major amount but anything is better than nothing in a recession period," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Bobby Browder.

The increase in student population is due to military families moving to the area under the BRAC expansion.

The proposed school budget is just over 55 and a half million dollars; up by 1.75 percent from the previous budget.

It includes a one-time one percent bonus for full time staff.  The pay bonus would only apply to full time employees hired before January first. Browder says the bonus will be paid with money from the federal jobs fund.

"Each district was allocated an amount. Prince George got $1.6 million. It could be used only one time," said Browder.

Some of the remaining money will go toward personnel needs. Browder says layoffs are unlikely for the upcoming school year and that local taxes will not be affected by the budget.

The proposed budget also calls for the hiring of a medical technician teacher, a bus driver and a lab teacher.

A public hearing on the proposed school budget is scheduled for 6pm on February 17th at the school administration building.

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