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New budget is presented to the Pulaski County School Board



At Tuesday’s meeting of the Pulaski County School Board, Christopher Stafford, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Business Operations, presented the 2018-2019 budget for approval.

Stafford began his presentation by telling board members that he was pleasantly surprised to see the recently passed Virginia state budget, as it added nearly $600,000 to the Pulaski County school system’s budget. The county also increased its funding to the school system by $223,000.

“This is beyond what I expected but, of course, I tend to be a realist,” said Stafford. In total, the state of Virginia gives over $26 million to the school system annually while the county contributes almost $15 million.

Because of this boost in financing, the school board was able to include a majority of the 9 priorities it submitted for approval to the board of supervisors earlier in the year.

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