WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Despite a difficult budget year in Waynesboro, the city schools’ superintendent says he's included a 3 percent raise for school employees.

The budget is currently $1.2 million short, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Cassell.

That's largely due to a 15 percent hike in insurance costs and reduced student enrollment, which means less money from the state.

Cassell plans to present a balanced budget to the school board on Tuesday, March 19, but he says it will include significant cuts.

That meeting will be held at Waynesboro High School at 8 p.m.