The Accomack County School Board made its budget proposal for FY 2019-20 to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors last night. The proposal includes a 3% raise for all teachers and staff.

School Board Director of Finance Beth Onley told the Supervisors that increases totaling $1,948,130 are in this year’s budget. These include $1,125,000 for employee raises, money to contribute $300 annually on family member additions to the health insurance plan, plus Supplemental English textbook additions, a $5 per hour increase in the money paid for teachers to man after school programs, the school system’s share of the new county wide accounting software, various building projects and 5 new school buses.

The school system expects $1,275,013 from the state and $286,705 from the county in the form of a revenue sharing plan agreed to last year by both the School Board and the Board of Supervisors. The total increase is expected to be $1,561,718.

Of the entire school budget, 63.58% comes from the state, 35.24% comes from local funding and 1.2% comes from Federal funds.

The Board of Supervisors voted last night to conduct a public hearing on the FY 2020 budget on March 11 at the Board of Supervisors  meeting room in Accomac. A copy of the proposed county budget has been posted on the Accomack County Government web site.