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Lynchburg School officials are working toward finalizing the budget…but, the next step is for City Council to sign off on the proposal. More than 40% of the city schools’ budget relies on funding from the state. According to media outlets, the school board is requesting over 700-thousand dollars in additional annual funding from city council. The proposal includes a 2 percent raise for staff members; a new evening maintenance crew; and added staff positions in the information technology, curriculum and instruction and finance departments. A school system’s budget will be finalized following final funding numbers from the state and city. Officials have set May as a goal deadline.