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Hanover County, schools handling budget shortfall

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

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With budget shortfalls at the state level, Hanover should only see a minimal impact to school and county spending plans.



“We don’t anticipate any major impacts,” said John Budesky, deputy county administrator.

The delay in the General Assembly approving the budget and expected shortfalls is affecting Hanover, but not by much. Currently, Budesky said staff estimates about a $300,000 total impact to the local school and county combined budget.

When broken down, the county specifically will be short about $8,000. This will not affect any day-to-day duties or services, Budesky said.

As for Hanover schools, there could be an estimated $281,550 impact.

“We don’t feel like we need to make any changes,” said David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations for Hanover Schools, at a joint education meeting at the end of June.

Myers said the area that will be impacted the most is the amount the division receives for K-3 “supplemental funding,” based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.

“As the state is prone to do from time to time, they change the rules after you have your people in place,” Myers said.

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