Students at RES

Last night, the Goochland County School Board approved their budget request for the 2023-2024 academic year.  On Tuesday March 7, I will present the School Board’s request to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors for their consideration.

Below is a brief summary of the highlights of the School Board’s approved budget: 

Goal 1: Instruction and Lifelong Learning

  • 4 Interventionist positions (1 at BES, 1 at GES, and 2 at RES)

  • Science teacher for our secondary complex

  • Reading Specialist at Goochland Middle School

  • Retaining additional sections to support math instruction at Goochland High School

Goal 2: Inclusive and Engaging Culture

  • 5% raise for employees who earn a proficient or exemplary summative rating

  • No out of pocket increase for employees who choose the high deductible health insurance option

  • Minimal year over year increases for employees who choose the $250 and $500 deductible health insurance options

  • School Social Worker and Parent Engagement Coordinator

  • Dean of Students position at Goochland Middle School

  • Maintaining two, full time school counselor positions at Randolph Elementary School

  • Additional days for one school counselor at Goochland Middle School

Goal 3: Facilities, Resources, and Technology

  • Funding for increased operational costs due to inflation

  • Additional funding to support our technology infrastructure

Public meetings are scheduled through April as the Board of Supervisors finalize their budget for next year.

  • March 7 - Presentation of School Board’s Approved Budget to Goochland County Board of Supervisors - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Town Halls

    • March 8, 6:30 p.m. - Districts 4 and 5 at Residence Inn at The Notch, 1800 Wilkes Ridge Circle

    • March 23, 6:30 p.m. - District 1 at Byrd Elementary School, 2704 Hadensville Fife Road

    • March 30, 6:30 p.m. - Districts 2 and 3 at Central High Cultural & Educational Center, 2748 Dogtown Road

  • March 14 - County Board of Supervisors CIP Work Session - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 2:30 p.m.

  • April 4 - Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on County (and School) Budget - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 6:00 p.m.

  • April 18 - Board of Supervisors Approve County and School Division Budget - Goochland Administration Building, Room 250 - 4:30 p.m.