FY22 Operating Budget


  • $157.9 million, an increase of $8.3 million or 6%
  • $3.81 million increase in state funding
  • $1.6 million increase request in local funding
  • $2.5 million increase in federal funding
  • $865,000 in identified savings


The budget development process begins in early fall and continues through May each year. The York County School Division implements a collaborative approach throughout the budget development cycle, involving school administrators, department administrators, community stakeholders, the chief financial officer, the superintendent, and the school board in the development process.

The school division's annual budget serves as an operational plan, stated in financial terms, for carrying out the mission of the school district. The budget focuses on three strategic priorities - instruction and learning, retention and recruitment, and compliance and safety.


Instruction & Learning

The budget proposal provides for a comprehensive educational system that aligns to the goals of the Strategic Plan and allows the division to expand efforts in preparing all students for career and college success in alignment with the Profile of a Virginia Graduate.

  • $512,440 - staff positions
    • 2 school counselors, 1 media specialist, 1 occupational therapist, 1 grant coordinator, 1 network engineer, lead school psychologist
  • $1.1 million - federal grants
  • $240,000 - Post Retirement Earning Program (PREP)
  • $197,600 - 1:1 Technology Program
  • $120,000 - New Horizons Regional Education Centers
  • $100,000 - PreK Initiative
Retention & Recruitment

The division's continued success is dependent on maintaining and attracting a dedicated, passionate and committed team of employees.

  • $5.5 million for employee compensation (5% average pay increase)
    • (Licensed staff 1.5% avg.; market adjustment 3.5%)
    • (Non-Licensed staff 1.75%; market adjustment 3.25%)
    • (Bus drivers/assistants 1.5%; market adjustment 3.5%)
  • $27,031 for quadrennial review

"Our success - and our students' success - begins and ends with the dedicated, passionate and committed employees of YCSD," shared Dr. Shandor. "It's critical that we continue to provide competitive compensation to keep and attract the very best."

Legal Compliance & Safety

The expenditures listed below are those which the division must incur in order to meet legal and safety mandates.

  • $525,000 - SOQ student support positions
    • 2 social workers, 2 psychologist, 1 behavior analyst, 2 assistant behavior analysts
  • $1.2 million - Health Insurance Costs
  • $105,000 - Minimum Wage Increase

Next Steps

School Board Public Hearing February 22
School Board Work Session March 8
School Board Adopts Proposed Budget March 22
School Board Adopts Operating Budget May 24

FY22 Documents

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