Lynchburg Schools looking to make ends meet with proposed budget

(Photo: WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Governor Northam's proposed budget includes $2.5 million for schools, but may be ruled out by current expenses.

Lynchburg School Board members met Tuesday night to discuss the additional funding for next year's budget.

The Lynchburg school system includes nearly $3 million in mandated special education costs and eight new school buses totaling more than $700,000.

This means another year without pay raises for teachers.

School Board members are asking the city for $42 million and funding for the eight buses. They also added that some cuts are on the way.

"So how do you make that gap up? You make it up by cutting some things out of the budget in order to fund it, because you do not have additional funding," said Anthony Beckles, Chief Financial Officer of Lynchburg City Schools.

According to School Board members, they will make proper changes once they hear from the city.

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