Clarke supervisors pursue state funding change for education – The Winchester Star

by | Nov 7, 2022 | Education




BERRYVILLE — Getting lawmakers to change Virginia’s methodology for funding public schools will be a challenge, according to state Sen. Jill Vogel.That’s because many of them don’t comprehend it, Vogel, R-Upperville, recently told the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. She spoke during a luncheon at which the board presented its wish list for next year’s General Assembly session.A “local composite index,” set by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) every two years, determines how much individual localities can afford to spend on K-12 education. It’s a complex calculation. But the three major considerations are the true value of a locality’s real property (which carries 50% of the weight), its adjusted gross income (weighted 40%) and taxable retail sales (weighted 10%).The to …

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