Will They Stay Or Will They Go?

Will They Stay Or Will They Go?

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Domenech created a list of proposed cuts, equal to $19 million and 156.1 positions including several teachers, guidance counselors and custodians, before Gov. Mark Warner (D) pledged not to cut education funding. In light of the governor's pledge, Domenech suggested rescinding the cuts, however, the proposed budget is $31 million over the county Board of Supervisors' transfer guideline.

Proposed Cut Amount, in millions

Elementary rounding formula $2.2

Secondary guidance staffing $1.2

Project Excel staffing $0.6

Learning disabled staffing $1

Middle school block scheduling $.05

ESOL class size $.05

Custodial formula revised $.05

AP/IB double test fees $.04

Eliminate school-based summer school and Early Start $.04

Textbooks and supplies $5

Departments $3.4

Major maintenance $2.4

Replacement equipment $0.9