By Sunni Blevins - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County school leaders have decided how much money they can spend next year.
The school board approved a 2012 budget of $524 million Tuesday night.
This budget is a real give and take -- it includes a 2 percent bonus for all staff, while building in four furlough days.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Superintendent Marcus Newsome said it was the first time in two years he didn't dread the budget.
At $524 million, this budget is $6 million more than last year's and comes after two years of cutting the budget by $80 million at a cost of 500 positions.