Acting Superintendent Presents Proposed FY 2024 Budget

 

Loudoun County Public Schools delivered the Fiscal Year 2024 Superintendent’s Estimate of Needs to the School Board on Tuesday, January 10, at the LCPS Administrative Offices in Ashburn. Acting Superintendent Dr. Daniel Smith presented a $1,667,775,795 proposed operating budget that includes a 6.8% increase from the current fiscal year’s operating budget. The increase is one of the smallest percent increases over the last decade. 

 

This proposed budget equates to $19,898 per pupil and includes important investments in the One LCPS Strategic Plan for Excellence, focusing on empowering students, recruiting and retaining an exemplary staff, enriching the division, and engaging with community.

 

This is the first budget prepared following the adoption of the strategic plan. “It is my charge to center spending on student learning and support.  To do that, we started with the question ‘What is needed to achieve our mission and vision through the goals and aligned actions of our strategic plan?’” Smith stated. “Our recruitment and retention of outstanding staff remain top priorities, as our personnel costs comprise approximately 90% of the budget, with more than 92% of that cost based in schools. To have the best learning, we must have the best teachers.”

 

The public can view the presentation to the School Board or review the full FY 2024 Estimate of Needs on the Budget Information website. Those wishing to share their thoughts and opinions on the proposed budget are encouraged to attend one of two Loudoun County School Board (LCSB) public hearings. The meetings will be held in the Board room at the LCPS Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA on the following two dates, January 24, 2023, at 4 pm and February 2, 2023, at 5 pm. Those wishing to participate should visit the Citizen Participation page of the LCPS website.

 

Published January 11, 2023