Fairfax County School Board Adopts FY2023 Advertised Budget Focused on Excellence in Public Education
The Fairfax County School Board has adopted the FY2023 Advertised Budget focused on student achievement and recognition of world-class educators and operational staff.
This budget prioritizes investments that ensure all students receive the rigorous instruction and comprehensive support they need to thrive. 86% of the $3.3 billion budget goes directly to instruction. The budget includes three main areas of focus - Compensation, Opportunity and Access, and Critical Operational Needs.
Attracting and retaining the best instructional and support staff is critical to student success. The budget includes a 4% Market Scale Adjustment (MSA) for all employees, along with a step increase for eligible employees.
"Over the past two years, our nation has been reminded of the immeasurable value of teachers committed to developing the next generation of critical thinkers, leaders and innovators,” says School Board Chair and Sully District Representative Stella Pekarsky. “I support this budget not just as School Board Chair, but also as an FCPS parent and former teacher who appreciates our amazing educators.”
Opportunity and Access
New full time special education positions at elementary schools and additional ESOL staff will provide strong support for student groups with long-standing and persistent achievement gaps. We will continue our multi-year plan to build out our Advanced Academic Programs so that all elementary schools will ultimately have access to Level IV programs.
Critical Operational Needs
Technology infrastructure and cybersecurity remain areas of focus for the FY23 Advertised Budget. Increasing human resource staffing support will help fill critical employment gaps that existed pre-pandemic and have increased since March of 2020.
“This budget recognizes that public schools have always been the foundation of our community’s success,” says Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand. “I am thankful that the Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill has recommended fully funding our request to ensure that this foundation remains strong.”
As in previous years, FCPS will continue its collaborative work with the Board of Supervisors and County Executive during the County budget process.
The School Board presents the Advertised FY23 Budget to the County Board of Supervisors on April 12.
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