“We received an updated levy-equalization pivot table from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently that has made some small revenue improvements to our 2016-17 budget,” said Superintendent Steve Webb.  “There are some additional school-based investments for the Board to consider as well.”

Brett Blechschmidt, chief fiscal officer, explained the changes in the final budget recommendations for 2016-17. VPS will gain an additional $400,000 in impact fees and $100,000 in miscellaneous revenue updates over the preliminary budget presented on April 26. Additional school-based investments are:

  • Additional funding for Family-Community Resource Centers – $70,000
  • Three full-time-equivalent instructional technical facilitators for elementary one-to-one expansion – $270,000
  • Additional funding for IB/AP/SAT testing in the high schools – $140,000
  • Enhanced clerical support in schools – $200,000

The Board of Directors will hold a public hearing and will consider adoption of the 2016-17 budget at the Aug. 9 Board meeting.