City’s School Budget Has Financial Hurdle to Jump

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.