Franklin County Schools cut proposed salary boost - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Franklin County Schools cut proposed salary boost

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The Franklin County School Board unanimously agreed to reduce spending by about $3.5 million dollars.

School leaders originally asked for $4.3 million dollars in additional county funds.

Although, the county did approve a real estate and personal property tax increase last month, it wasn't enough to cover the school's shortfall.

This means the school won't be able to boost salaries by the proposed 1.5%, replace twelve broken down buses, or add three social workers.

 "The more we have to cut year after year in our programs and not expand, we are starting to see we are stretched really thin," Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Mark Church says.

However, Superintend Dr. Mark Church says they still plan to reinstate an athletic director for the middle school and high school.

 Dr. Church says there's also a new reduction to the health care premium by 1.8% because of the staff's ability to staff healthy.

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