Lunenburg school board readying to develop budget

Published 8:55 am Monday, December 28, 2015

Lunenburg County Public School board members and administrators are readying themselves to begin developing next year’s budget.

School Superintendent Charles M. Berkley Jr. outlined dates for work sessions during the board’s Monday, Dec. 14, meeting.

The only public hearing on the proposed budget will be Monday, Jan 11, he said. The public hearing will be at 6 p.m. at Central High School. A subsequent closed session will follow at 7 p.m.

A joint meeting with the county’s Board of Supervisors will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the Lunenburg Middle School cafeteria.

Meanwhile, the school board will hold three work sessions in February — on the 3rd, 17th and 24th.

Berkley noted that local officials were also anticipating Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s budget briefing on Thursday, Dec. 17.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what else comes about,” he said.

McAuliffe ended up unveiling a $109 billion two-year spending plan that media reports noted included a billion-dollar increase in education spending, small corporate and individual tax cuts, and a 2 percent raise for state employees.