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Posted on: December 13, 2023

JLARC Affirms State Underfunds Schools By $226.7 Million

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A study conducted by the Virginia General Assembly’s watchdog agency confirmed what Chesterfield officials have known for many years: the state government significantly underfunds the county’s public school division.

Mark Gribbin, chief legislative analyst for the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC), presented findings and recommendations from the report, which was released in July, to Chesterfield’s Audit and Finance Committee in September.

According to Gribbin, if each of JLARC’s proposed changes were made to Virginia’s current funding structure for K-12 public education, state support for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) would have increased by $226.7 million during fiscal year 2023.

For more, read the full blog entry from Chesterfield On Point by clicking here.

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