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Fairfax School Board Set To Vote On Budget Cuts

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By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, Fairfax County's school board is scheduled to vote on controversial budget cuts tonight. The district is facing an estimated $176 million shortfall.

After three public hearings on the budget last week, board members agreed in principle to avoid increasing the district's average class size for the third year in a row.

The revised budget also restores some funding for assistant principal and coaching positions.

The new plan calls for the board to request a transfer of more than $77 million from the county $20 million more than first recommended by Superintendent Jack Dale.

The board will also vote on several member-proposed amendments tonight. One would save foreign language classes in elementary schools, and another would keep indoor track and freshman sports.

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