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Take the Jamestown PTA Survey on the APS Budget

The County Board and the School Board met in November 2012 to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 2013. At that time, the County Manager estimated that revenue growth would slow to approximately 1% for next year. Based on this level of revenue growth, Arlington Public Schools (APS) estimates a shortfall of approximately $23.5 million for continuing services only, including funding for the projected increase in enrollment and a pay step increase for APS employees. Without a pay step increase, the shortfall is expected to be $16.3 million.

The Jamestown PTA would like to know what choices parents would make in closing the budget gap in order to influence the School Board and County Board’s decision making process in a way that best serves our community. Please click here to participate in an online, 6-question survey.

Through Friday, February 1, you may also use an online budgeting tool supplied by APS to develop and recommend a budget plan.  This tool may be found at http://budgetproposal.apsva.us/MyApps/index.htm.

This survey is open only to Jamestown parents.  If you are not a Jamestown parent and would like to read the survey, please click here.