Fairfax County Schools Consider Spending Freeze or Reductions

Michael Alison Chandler:

County departments have been asked to find potential spending cuts of 15 percent. Whether the school system, which with 165,700 students is the region’s largest, agrees to take the same approach is an open question.
Gerald E. Connolly (D) said the school system must share equally in the fiscal burdens faced by other sectors of government. School system spending reductions in past years, he said, have been “pretty anemic.”