School Board Poised to Adopt Budget Tonight

Loudoun’s School Board is slated to adopt a spending plan for the county’s 76,000-student school system tonight.

The board is using a $1.07 billion budget recommended by Superintendent Eric Williams as its starting place. Williams’ proposal is $86.7 million—or 8.8 percent—more than the current fiscal year’s budget.

The superintendent has said the boost in funds is needed to cover the cost of a new elementary school, an expansion of full-day kindergarten and an additional 1,978 students expected to enroll this fall. See details of the proposed budget here.

The board’s meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Watch the meeting live here. And stay with for school budget coverage. @danielle_nadler