WJCC School board approves budget

WJCC School board approves budget

WILLIAMSBURG - On Tuesday night the Williamsburg-James City County School Board unanimously approved an amended $138 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  

And in spite of being $726,691 short of its requested funding, the School Board kept staff pay raises intact. 

The Board had initially requested $128.2 million in funding from Williamsburg and James City County, but received $726,691 less than their original proposed budget.

Superintendent Steve Constantino recommended adjusting the budget by decreasing several line items. Health insurance savings brought the budget $93,000 closer to balance. Rates increased by 1.4 percent rather than...