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Fairfax County School Board approves budget [Video]

The budget includes a 4% raise for all FCPS employees.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve their FY 2025 budget Thursday night. The budget includes a 4% pay increase for all FCPS employees.

FCPS had asked the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for $254 million but was approved for about $165 Million.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid had wanted every FCPS employee to receive a 6% pay increase, but since they didn’t receive all of the requested funding from the county, the school board had to do some adjusting.

One of the school board members introduced several amendments before the vote Thursday night.

“Funding should go to the teachers,” said Mateo Dunne, who represents the Mount Vernon District on the Fairfax County School Board.

“We need to do more to be able to retain our most experienced teachers,” he told the other board members.

He introduced several amendments, focused on adjusting the pay increase to …

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