School Administrators Begin Thinking about Plans for FY15 Budget

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Staunton, Va. (WHSV) --- Monday night at the Staunton City School Board meeting, everyone watched the future of Staunton City Schools in admiration. How the children are taught, comes down to the budget that Staunton City Schools has to work with, which is dependent on decisions that Terry McAuliffe will soon make.

"When we go through the FY 15 school year and look at the budget that we're developing, my hope is that we can continue to provide outstanding instructional program," said Linda Reviea, who is the Superintendent of Staunton City Schools.

Superintendent Reviea hopes this year the school board won't have to make tough call regarding budget cuts, like it has done in recent years.

"Not have to cut any additional positions, that's something we've had to do over the last several years," said Reviea.

She also wants to increase money for supplies, so that teachers won't have to buy out of pocket.

"We're already stretched thin with staffing and it will effect us if we don't have enough funds, then we won't be able to provide services for students. We provide interventions," said Tharon Washington, who is an Assistant Principal with the Genesis Regional Alternative School, which is reliant on funding from Staunton City Schools and others.

Superintendent Reviea said the school board is still early in the process for 2015's budget, which is heavily dependent on the state budget.

Governor McAuliffe laid out some of his plans for education on Monday in front of the General Assembly.

He has said, he wants expansion of pre-kindergarten programs and improved standardized testing.

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