School System Budget less (from last year) # Students
Fairfax Co. $2.2 billion [$10 million ] 169,000
Alexandria $197 million $2 million 11,225
PWC $ 745 million $57 million 73,000
Loudoun $747 million $0 56, 170
Does anyone else see anything out of proportion here?
Let me know if there are updates on these proposed budgets. I had to do some serious digging to fill in the blanks here. Loudoun Co data is sketchy. All systems have had serious cutbacks in one form or another. Most have frozen teacher pay. Many have increased class size.
Main source (but not only): Washington Post
[UPDATE: Fairfax budget reduction fund is probably not accurate. I am trying to verify exactly what it is. Anon suggests $157 million from another article.
I also want more verification on Loudoun County]