FY 2023 School Board's Advertised Budget

The Falls Church School Board unanimously approved its FY23 Advertised Budget for submission to the City Manager for inclusion in the Falls Church City Proposed Budget and considered as part of the whole City budget.  For the fourth consecutive year, FCCPS has developed a budget that funds the most pressing, critical needs while staying within City Council Budget Guidance.

FY 2023 School Board's Advertised Budget Summary

Among the items included:

Employee Compensation

  • A Step increase for eligible employees

  • Recovery Step from FY 2021 for eligible employees

  • Cost of Living increase of 2.25 percent

  • $3,000/yr stipend for National Board Certified Teachers

  • One-time $1,000 bonus for staff at the end of their salary lane.

  • $15/hour minimum wage effective March 1, 2022

Working Conditions

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher & high school program coordinator

  • CTE teachers' contract extensions

  • Math teacher to provide instructional support for students

  • Math intervention positions increased to full-time

  • Math/Science middle school teacher

  • Permanent substitute teachers for each school

  • Playground supervision to relieve teachers

  • Professional development for all staff

  • Reading, Math, and summer Child Find JTP teacher-leader stipends

  • School Nurse

  • School Psychologist

  • Systems Engineer

  • Tech Educator

School Investments

  • Inflationary adjustments

  • Preschool registrar and clinic support FTE alignment

  • Property insurance

  • School security contract

  • Technology equipment and services

  • Tuition for students attending TJHSST

  • Vehicle maintenance support

Budget Reductions

Budget reductions have been included, where possible, to ensure that FCCPS can fund our highest priorities.  Reductions include:

  • Adjusting the salary base for current employees reflecting turnover from the FY 2022 school year and projecting for turnover in FY 2023

  • Savings from other employee benefits, which include the discontinued transitional retirement program, other post-employment benefits, and city retirement rate decrease

Budget Development Dates

 The following are the remaining key budget development dates:

  • City Manager's Proposed Budget Presentation - March 28, 2022

  • City Council First Public Hearing of the Budget Ordinance – April 11, 2022

  • City Council Second Public Hearing of the Budget Ordinance - April 25, 2022

  • City Council Adoption of the Budget Ordinance (including school transfer) – May 9, 2022

  • School Board Public Hearing, Budget Work Session, and Adoption of the FY 2023 FCCPS Budget - May 17, 2022