EDUCATION

Fairfax public schools budget proposal would cut $96 million

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(WJLA) - A new proposal from Fairfax County's public schools superintendent Karen Garza would slash $96 million from the budget, cutting 730 jobs from Virginia's largest school district.

According to a report in The Washington Post, the cuts are a response to the county's projected $130 million budget shortfall in 2015. The proposal would eliminate many assistant principal positions as well as 460 classroom positions. Class sizes would go up, and $4.2 million in testing fees for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams would fall to parents.

Also included in the budget is $41 million for raises for 95 percent of the county's school employees, pay increases that Garza said are necessary to stop teachers from taking jobs in other jurisdictions.

Click here to read more from The Washington Post.

 

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