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Supervisors Approve $159 Million Carryover in Schools Budget

The money was committed to the school system in the 2012 fiscal year budget, and it will now carry over into 2013.

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $159,667,244 carryover in the school system's budget. 

The Board had originally budgeted the money to Prince William County Schools in the previous year. Effectively, the school system's 2012 fiscal year budget is retroactively reduced and the 2013 budget is increased. 

Of that money, the school board has already committed over $101 million to various contracts, including food service, health insurance, operating costs and other funds. 

The remaining money—over $58 million—is technically not committed, but will go to the operating and construction funds. 

"Again, this is something that we do on an annual basis. The numbers are in line with what you've seen in past years. They're very similar," Steven Walts, superintendent for Prince William County Schools, told the Board.

For more information about the carryover, click on the PDF file to the right. 

Joe George September 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
It is good to know that fiscal responsibility is being rewarded in the PWC School system.
John S Gray CPA September 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM
$159 million of 2012 budgeted TAXPAYER money moved to 2013 and NO ONE asked a single question as to "Huh? What?" Not one School Board or BoCS member. Sixteen of the highest elected officals didn't ask one stinking question. For interested taxpayers $129 million was for construction costs which is a logical to be carried over. But, far more significanlty $29 million was operating funds not used in 2012 and carried over to 2013. Now that may sound fiscally responsible but we have over sized classrooms, students using book cases as desks, textbooks and supplies not bought because "there is no money" but $29 million of your tax dollars that you were told were going to be spent in the classroom was "saved". That to me is not fiscal responsibility. That to me is a travesty. And no one asked a single question.
Lizzie M. Johnson October 01, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Did you give the teachers a raise

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