Last night, the Goochland County School Board approved their budget request for the 2023-2024 academic year. On Tuesday March 7, I will present the School Board’s request to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors for their consideration.
Below is a brief summary of the highlights of the School Board’s approved budget:
Goal 1: Instruction and Lifelong Learning
4 Interventionist positions (1 at BES, 1 at GES, and 2 at RES)
Science teacher for our secondary complex
Reading Specialist at Goochland Middle School
Retaining additional sections to support math instruction at Goochland High School
Goal 2: Inclusive and Engaging Culture
5% raise for employees who earn a proficient or exemplary summative rating
No out of pocket increase for employees who choose the high deductible health insurance option
Minimal year over year increases for employees who choose the $250 and $500 deductible health insurance options
School Social Worker and Parent Engagement Coordinator
Dean of Students position at Goochland Middle School
Maintaining two, full time school counselor positions at Randolph Elementary School
Additional days for one school counselor at Goochland Middle School
Goal 3: Facilities, Resources, and Technology
Funding for increased operational costs due to inflation
Additional funding to support our technology infrastructure
Public meetings are scheduled through April as the Board of Supervisors finalize their budget for next year.
March 7 - Presentation of School Board’s Approved Budget to Goochland County Board of Supervisors - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 2:00 p.m.
March 8, 6:30 p.m. - Districts 4 and 5 at Residence Inn at The Notch, 1800 Wilkes Ridge Circle
March 23, 6:30 p.m. - District 1 at Byrd Elementary School, 2704 Hadensville Fife Road
March 30, 6:30 p.m. - Districts 2 and 3 at Central High Cultural & Educational Center, 2748 Dogtown Road
March 14 - County Board of Supervisors CIP Work Session - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 2:30 p.m.
April 4 - Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on County (and School) Budget - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 6:00 p.m.
April 18 - Board of Supervisors Approve County and School Division Budget - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 4:30 p.m.