Recap of November 15 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Recap of November 15 Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 15 Recap

Board of Supervisors Appropriate Additional School Funds from the State

On October 11, 2023, the Prince George County School Board approved an increase of State funds in the FY2024 School budget.  Because of actions approved by the Virginia General Assembly in September, the School Division is expected to receive $3,736,258 more in state funding than what was included in the adopted FY2024 budget.  Of the total amount, $1,253,582 is considered ongoing/recurring and $2,482,676 from the "All in Virginia Flexible Spending Plan" is considered one-time.  The “All in Virginia Flexible Spending Plan” funds will span multiple fiscal years and expire 6/30/2026.  They will be used for All in Tutoring, the Virginia Literacy Act, and Attendance Matters.  A portion of the $1,253,582 in recurring funds will allow for the restoration of the $543,374 local General Fund transfer to the Capital Fund for the purchase of school buses, with a corresponding reduction in the local transfer for school operations of $543,374.  The additional funds will restore supply lines for Operations & Maintenance, Pupil Transportation, and provide a 2% increase effective January 1 for support staff.  

The Board held a public hearing on November 15 and unanimously appropriated $3,736,258 to the current FY24 School budget.

Other matters that came before the Board at its meeting: 

·       Approved on consent an appropriation in the amount of $22,999.93 for State Litter Control Grants.

·       Approved on consent an appropriation in the amount of $15,063 for Department of Justice JAG Funds.

·       Approved on consent a Position Control Chart Change for FY23-24 to reclassify Manager V, Utilities Office Management to Manager III, Utilities Office Management.

·       Approved on consent to execute 2001 First Amendment of the South Central Wastewater Service Agreement.

·       Approved on consent an authority to advertise a public hearing on November 28 for a lease renewal.

·       Unanimously approved awards of contract for engineering services for stormwater projects.

·       Unanimously appointed Mr. James Clements to the Economic Development Authority.