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W-JCC Superintendent requesting $5 million more for FY18

W-JCC Superintendent requesting $5 million more for FY18

In her first budget as the head of Williamsburg-James City County schools, Olwen Herron is asking for $5 million more — a 4 percent increase — to fund the division next year than her predecessor did at this point last year.

Herron, accompanied by W-JCC Chief Financial Officer Christina Berta, presented the $132.7 million proposed operating budget to the School Board Tuesday night.

“We’re just trying to juggle resources with what we know we need as a division,” Berta said before the meeting.

Herron added: “We’re trying to be very conservative in our approach.”

Revenue and staffing needs are based largely off of expected enrollment. To be conservative, Berta’s...

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