Winchester approves budget for 2024

The City of Winchester recently approved the budget for the 2024 fiscal year and announced some of the highlights included.

Winchester Public Schools received full funding for their proposed budget including a 7% salary increase for teachers.

The Public Safety department will see an additional police officer, three firefighters, and 8 vehicles.

Winchester Parks and Rec will see upgrades including a new skate park, two new soccer fields, and numerous upgrades.

Public Services will receive 2 new trash trucks and replace or repave miles of sidewalks and roadways including widening of the Green Circle Trail.

To view an infographic of the budget highlights, click here.

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News Maker Todd Jones on Warren County’s Budget and more

The Warren County budget was approved last night June 28 by the Board of Supervisors.

We spoke to the Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about the budget in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd gives us a through breakdown of the budget department by department.

He also tells us what’s planned for the Independence Day weekend including the fireworks displays in the county.

Todd also has information on a bus trip to National’s Park soon.

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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FCPS Superintendent submits his budget

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An email from Steve Edwards Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Coordinator of Policy and Communications announced the budget submission for fiscal year 2023.

FCPS Superintended David Sovine’s proposed budget presented to the School Board totals above $265 million.

Sovine’s budget proposal includes initiatives to address the priorities adopted by the School Board in the Inspire 2025 A Promise for Progress plan.

Information on the Inspire 2025 Promise for Progress plan can be found here.

Sovine’s budget includes a request for 55 new positions including 29 teacher positions.

The proposed budget includes a five percent salary initiative that would provide step movement and salary enhancement on all pay tables.

Sovine anticipates the pay increase will make it easier to attract and retain staff.

The breakdown of the Superintendent’s Proposed Budget for FY23 is available here.

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