On February 21, the School Board received the Superintendent’s proposed FY24 operating budget. The budget summarizes mandatory expenditures, as required statutorily or by contract, and essential expenditures, to continue delivering high-quality instruction and sustain division operations. The budget outlines $13.5 million more in expenditures than last year. The Governor’s proposed budget would cover $5 million of this need with state funding, leaving $8.5 million to our local funding partners.
The General Assembly is currently working to reconcile budget proposals from the Senate, House, and Governor. One proposal would provide WJCC Schools with $4.3 million in additional funding above the Governor’s proposal, totaling $9.3 million in state support. Review these legislative priorities and call on your elected officials to send sufficient state funding to WJCC Schools. Click here to review the agenda.