UCPS holding a special meeting to discuss budget appropriation
The Board of Education is requesting $12 million more than last year from the County
MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Union County Board of Education is meeting Tuesday night to discuss the budget for the 2022-2023 school year.
The budget was adopted by the BOE in May and was then presented to the Board of County Commissioners. UCPS is requesting $123 million from the county.
For reference, the 2021-2022 approved operating budget was $111,546,045.
On June 14, the BOCC met to vote on the county manager’s recommendation, it passed 3-2.
Below is the breakdown of what the Board of Education requested and what the BOCC voted on:
- 2022-2023 proposed county appropriation - $123,965,283
- BOE requested increase over prior year - $12,419,238
- BOCC approved increase - $4,904,111
- Unfunded - $7,515,127
Part of the proposed county appropriation includes 30 extra teaching positions to support 4-12 grade classes, inflationary increases to operational supplies and contract services for facilities and technology, a 2.5 percent pay raise for certified employees, and a 2.7 percent step increase for non-certified staff.
2022-2023 proposed capital budget - $23,310,575
- BOCC approved funding - $19,122,311
- Unfunded - $4,188,264
The BOCC approved a separate $1 million to the general county government which would add more school resource officers including four deputies and one sergeant to serve in elementary schools across the district.
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