Lancaster launches school budget process

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—The Lancaster school board met in a special called workshop on January 26 to begin the process of developing the fiscal year 2021-22 budget.

Presenting the proposed budget, superintendent Dan Russell pointed to key “influencing factors:”

▪ The projected average daily membership (ADM) is expected to remain flat. The ADM is the number of students who live in Lancaster County for whom Lancaster County Public Schools is providing education. This differs from enrollment, which is a headcount of students enrolled on October 1, regardless of where they live.

• Contributions for the Virginia Retirement System are also expected to remain flat.

• A 3% salary increase for teachers and staff has been budgeted. Teachers would get…

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