Friday, September 28, 2012
The board voted to spend part of its reserve fund instead of raising the tax rate.
The governing board of the McLean Community Center approved a $5.8 million budget for fiscal year 2014 - a budget with $857,120 less in expenses than the current fiscal year. The budget will be submitted to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for final approval. In the fiscal year 2014, the community center will spend $703,297 for facilities services, significantly less than the $877,909 budgeted in the current fiscal year. The center will face reductions in special events spending, youth spending, administrative services spending and capital expenditures. The budget does allow the community center to hire a public information officer and add more classes to the schedule. The community center's reserve balance will be reduced in fiscal…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The governing board of the McLean Community Center is scheduled to adopt the fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday. The board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. and vote during a meeting following the hearing. A copy of the full budget proposal is available on the community center's website. Proposed expenses for fiscal year 2014 total $5.8 million, about $850,000 less than expenditures during the 2013 fiscal year. The total proposed budget, including personnel costs, for fiscal year 2014 is $2.99 million, up approximately $100,000 from the 2013 budget. Highlights of the proposed budget include: The board meets at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Board members explore new budget strategies, prepare for season at work session Monday
Fairfax County Public Schools will face a projected $147.9 million deficit in fiscal year 2014 — a gap that would require an 8.8 percent increase in the annual transfer it receives from the county. That amount does not include $90.8 million in identified program needs, such as restoring class size reductions, extended teacher contracts and textbooks — in all, the system would need $238.7 million to meet projected costs. The county's school board got an early look at the structural gap it faces over the next five years during a fiscal forecast presented during Monday's work session, created largely by the board's use of one-time money to meet ongoing needs, said FCPS Chief Financial Officer Susan Quinn, who gave the presentation, noting the…