Hampton City Schools developing budget for 2017-18 school year
Suzy Scott, deputy superintendent of operations and support, has presented FY18 budget highlights to several stakeholder groups, including the Hampton School Board, Teacher Administration Communication committee and the Key Communicators parent committee.
Scott shared that the division expects to be impacted by a significant increase in the Virginia Retirement System rate. She added that the Division’s state revenue is up by $1.5 million, while Medicaid revenue is down by $100,000. The Division will also receive less funding for average daily membership because the Division enrollment will decrease by 250 students. Additionally, she said the Division expects level funding from the City.
She said the current deficit, based upon expenditure pressures, is nearly $4 million. Estimated expenditure pressures include a 1.5 percent one-time bonus for all full and part time staff, health insurance and Virginia Retirement System increases, staffing and city costs, increases to New Horizons and the Virginia Local Disability Plan, and contract increases. The deficit does not currently include any base salary increase, which cost an additional $1.38 million per one percent.
The Division expects to save money through attrition, new copier agreements and per pupil allocations.
Scott said the next steps include the establishment of School Board budget priorities and buddy meetings with City Council members. The budget for the operating fund will be presented to the board on March 8. Public hearings will be held on March 15 and March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Jones Magnet Middle School. The Board will consider a vote on the budget on March 29, prior to sending it to the Hampton City Council for approval.
A copy of the presentation can be found here:
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