UCPS holding a special meeting to discuss budget appropriation

The Board of Education is requesting $12 million more than last year from the County
UCPS is requesting $123 million from the county.
UCPS is requesting $123 million from the county.(Source: Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 1:05 PM EDT
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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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