Charlottesville City Council and School Board Talk Budget

March 26, 2014

The Charlottesville City School Board met with the City Council over lunch on Wednesday to talk about the budget.

The school board talked with council about their $250,000 budget gap. They attribute part of the budget shortfall to state retirement requirements. But they also want to give teachers a raise.

"This budget, we had a pay increase and a VRS which is a majority of the money,” says City School Board Vice-Chair Amy Laufer. “The VRS is actually state mandate, so we need to do that. The pay increase was really important to us because we haven't done a pay increase in five years."

At this point council takes the budget and makes decisions about what they are going to fund. The school board will then come back with a revised budget in May or June.

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