ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - School leaders in Albemarle County are now closing in on finalizing a budget for next school year.

At a work session on Thursday, April 18, staff presented the school board with a balanced budget now that funding from the local, state, and federal levels has been determined.

The proposed $195.5 million spending plan features a 3% increase in pay for teachers.

The school board is expected to adopt the budget at its next meeting on Thursday, April 25.