Tag: Budget

By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools’ financial outlook has appeared to improve since about two weeks ago, when Finance Director Beth Onley announced that the fiscal year 2021 budget could experience a shortfall of up to $1.6 million. Multiple revenue losses were predicted due to the economic impacts...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Public Schools proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 totals more than $22 million and includes a 4% raise for all teachers and staff, plus more money for health insurance for eligible positions. “If we’re going to hire people and expect people to stay,...
By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted to advertise public hearings for the fiscal year 2021 budget and the tax rate, after making changes to provide for the first year of costs associated with a regional public safety radio communications system. No tax increase is needed this year...
By Carol Vaughn The Accomack County Board of Supervisors this week discussed strategies to retain emergency medical services employees after the county has spent money training them. The county’s $69 million fiscal year 2021 budget, as proposed, includes money for the first of two years of targeted salary increases for those...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season in Northampton County, and supervisors are hearing updates from local organizations about the benefits they provide the county and the funds they need to continue their work. Cara Burton is the director of the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL), which has four locations,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools’ proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 prompted public comments Tuesday night supporting the funding of four additional special education teachers and one additional school psychologist. “We appreciate your recognition of their importance to our children,” said Eileen Holcomb, of Chincoteague, who is the parent...
By Stefanie Jackson – The town of Cheriton received good news at its July 24 town council meeting when the final numbers for fiscal year 2019 showed the town had a surplus. “It was a tough year, but we still managed to stay in the black,” said Mayor Larry LeMond. Within...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020 that will be funded without a tax hike, totaling approximately $42.5 million, not counting funding for the Northampton school division. But Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors, gave fair warning that taxes will likely...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Finance John Chandler presented the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2020 to supervisors Tuesday evening, totaling more than $48.5 million, an increase of more than $2.25 million. The county will get the extra money needed to cover its increased spending without...
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By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously passed a budget for fiscal year 2020 on May 7, but not without a few major cuts. Almost $565,000 was cut to balance the nearly $52 million budget, Director of Finance Beth Onley said Tuesday night. Teacher raises were on the table...