Norfolk School Board discusses budget, 5-year plan

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — During an informal meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Norfolk School Board discussed its proposed $378 million budget for next year and a five-year strategic plan to boost student achievement.

District Superintendent Dr. Samuel King told the board he wants to implement plans recommended by a study told you about a few weeks ago. He called it a “transformation initiative,” which would reconfigure grade levels at six elementary schools, consolidate Willoughby Elementary into the new Ocean View Elementary School, and close Lafayette-Winona Middle School.Norfolk School Board meeting

“If and when students struggle, we should have our mechanism in place that we quickly implement needs that are customized for the needs of the individual student,” King said during the meeting.

The board was also briefed on the proposed budget, which includes two-percent raises for teachers and staff.

The school board is expected to vote on the transformation initiative, along with the proposed budget, at its formal meeting Wednesday evening.


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