The Accomack County School Board conducted a public hearing on the proposed 2019-2020 budget Tuesday night at their regular meeting held at Arcadia High School.

School system Finance Director Beth Onley introduced the budget total of $52,481,442. The budget includes a 3% increase for all teachers and staff this year. The raises are contingent on the School System receiving an anticipated increase from the state. The final state budget has not yet been passed by the General Assembly.

State funding for the school budget comprises 63.5% with local funding comprising 35.2% with federal funding .36% and other revenue comprising .82%

Accomack Schools spend 70.4% of their revenue on instruction, 10.7% on Operations and Maintenance. 6.6% on transportation, 5.4% administrative and health.

The proposed budget will have to be adopted by the School Board and then presented to the Board of Supervisors.