Lancaster school and county officials review education budget $272,306 less than current total

by Madison White Franks

KILMARNOCK—The Lancaster school board and board of supervisors convened a joint session February 9 at the LCPS Annex on School Street to discuss a school budget for 2017-18.

Budget and finance director Whitney Barrack indicated the draft budget now totals $16,319,157, down $19,566 from initial projections. The draft represents a $272,306 decrease from the current year’s budget.

The estimated expenditures show a 1.5% salary increase plus a step for teachers which Barrack indicated is regionally competitive and a proposed 3% increase for all other staff.

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