The Greene County School Board is changing its budget process this year, waiting for final state funding totals before proposing cuts to employees and programs.
The school system is facing a $2.2 million budget shortfall right now. Governor Bob McDonnell's proposed increase to the Virginia Retirement System would cost the schools an additional $1.15 million, and a change to the Composite Index is cutting $549,636 in state funding from the Schools.
Greene County Schools Superintendent David Jeck said, "We feel as though we've cut everything that's been relatively easy - yet really not easy - to cut. But you know, we've made those changes. And now, if we're looking at making cuts upward of $2 million, it's going to impact lots of people, lots of programs."
The school board will hold a joint budget work session with Greene County supervisors on Tuesday, February 14 to discuss local funding for the school system.
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