The Prince William County Board of County Supervisors approved the County's Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Budget, which includes funding allocations for PWCS'  FY 2025 Budget approved by the School Board on March 20.

Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade’s budget prioritized investments aligned with the PWCS Vision 2025 Launching Thriving Futures Strategic Plan, with an estimated 80% of expenditures dedicated to supporting the instructional core: students, staff, and curriculum.

“I sincerely appreciate the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and our taxpayers for their support of our PWCS budget for the 2024-25 school year. Our dedicated team spent countless hours crafting a comprehensive budget tailored to meet the unique needs of our students. This budget will help provide the support needed to meet the goals of our strategic plan,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. LaTanya D. McDade.

Notably, employees will earn an average 6% pay increase. With a compounding effect over five years, PWCS’ average teacher salary increase will total 28.2%. In addition to salary increases for FY24, PWCS added $71 million to various salary scales to improve the division’s ability to retain and recruit staff.

"I extend my gratitude to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors for their diligent review of our proposed budget. We are elated to forge ahead, unwavering in our commitment to prioritize our students and staff," said Prince William School Board Chairman At-Large Dr. Babur Lateef.

Other notable investments to the budget include assistance in classrooms by adding 125 new teacher assistants serving students with special needs, 23 kindergarten teacher assistants, 15.5 reading specialists, and adding a stipend for IEP case managers. Funding for the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) focuses on new additions and facilities to address need, renovation projects for older schools, and advancing sustainability goals.

Moreover, Board budget allocations will fund additional personnel for a STEM/robotics coordinator, human trafficking specialist, Language Arts supervisor, and administrative interns at middle and high schools. Further investments are made in teachers with 19 and 20 years of experience, along with a lifted experience cap to 25 years of teaching experience.

The School Board submitted the FY 2025 Budget/CIP to the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors on April 2.

Information on the FY 2025 CIP and budget may be found on the PWCS Budget website.