Sunday, June 26, 2022

Superintendent seeks $100M in new funds for schools

Schools Superintendent Merv Daugherty unveiled his proposed fiscal year 2021 operating plan last week. It includes a request for $777.3 million in state and county funding, an increase of nearly 15% over the current budget. Photo by Jenny McQueen

The ink has barely dried on Superintendent Merv Daugherty’s proposed operating plan, but school and county officials already are jostling to establish a narrative that will define Chesterfield County’s fiscal year 2021 budget negotiations.

The superintendent and School Board members contend they need every penny of the $777.3 million Daugherty requested last week from the county and state to me...

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