Bulova asks General Assembly for more funding for Fairfax

At a January 7 public hearing before the members of the Fairfax Delegation to the General Assembly, many speakers addressed education.

 The Alexandria Gazette Packet quoted Board of Supervisors chairman Sharon Bulova:

“Of the $21 million in additional state funding the county was expected to receive in FY2017, $4.4 of that is already at risk due to the cancellation of funding for raises for teachers and other instructions personnel,” Bulova said. “We must get that funding back and we must make sure that funding for those raises is included in the FY2018 budget.”

Bulova and Fairfax County Public School Board vice chair Jane Strauss said the Virginia Retirement System rates were accelerated by one year last year, which increases the costs for FCPS by more than $25 million in FY 2017.

“We ask for help in avoiding funding reductions to our local programs and services,” Bulova said, “and opposing restrictions on our local revenues.”

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