School Board Appreciation Month, Really?

The second meeting of the year for the Stafford County School Board was held tonight.  I must admit I was a little proc.jpgembarrassed to have Dr. Symons read a proclamation recognizing February as School Board Appreciation Month.  I’m not too sure if teachers, parents, students and members of the Board of Supervisors will be all that appreciative of the School Board in the month of February.   Frankly it’s going to be a tough month to earn appreciation as it is also right in the middle of budget season.  

 

Dr. Symons also presented his proposed budget for FY 2015.  Needless to say it’s going to be tough discussion with the Board of Supervisors to achieve the funding necessary this year.   The biggest challenge is going to be covering a $12.9 million increase the vast majority of which is a result of federal and state mandates pushed on us.   Beyond that Dr. Symons has proposed an additional $8 million to meet the needs of the school system. 

Tomorrow night the School Board Finance and Budget committee will meet with the Board of Supervisors Finance and Budget committee.   I anticipate we will start in depth discussions about this year’s budget.

As the budget season goes on I’ll post more specifics about the budget as we work our way through it. 

I really did feel uncomfortable as Dr. Symons read the proclamation regarding School Board Appreciation Month.  I can only hope I earn the appreciation of the parents, teachers, students and the taxpayers of Stafford County.

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