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WCPS Interim Superintendent releases proposed budget

As part of the FY 2021-2022 budget planning process, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) Interim Superintendent, Dr. David Lewis, released his proposed budget during a Board of Education budget work session on Tuesday. The proposed $192 million budget focuses on three main priorities:
  • Provision of Academic Services and Supports to Students, Families and Staff
  • Operation of a Balanced Budget
  • Reduction/Elimination of Debt
“Our budget development process began in November of 2020,” adds Dr. Lewis. “We have looked at staffing formulas, early budgeting projections, student allotments, and any other data that could assist us in our planning. We also included school and district department leaders in the planning and development of the budget that I am now proposing.”   
The Superintendent’s Proposed Budget can be reviewed by clicking on PROPOSED BUDGET LINK. This same LINK provides members of the public the opportunity to provide input about the proposed budget. The comments deadline is Friday, April 16.
“We encourage families, staff and the public to take the time to review the budget materials and to lift up any suggestions they feel will be helpful to the Board and district leaders in finalizing next year’s budget,” adds Dr. Lewis.  
A copy of the budget will also be available at the district’s Central Services located on Royall Avenue. Members of the public can review the proposed budget during regular business hours. During the district’s Spring Break, the WCPS Central Services will be closed on Monday, April 5.
The Board will finalize its budget for approval at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on May 3.

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