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Budget cuts expected to hit hard for NoVa schools

Dropping tax receipts and the governor’s proposed cuts could cost Northern Virginia school systems tens of millions of dollars.

The Washington Post reports that, beginning in July, Fairfax County schools could receive $48 million less than the system had been due from the state’s approved budget. Prince William County could lose up to $40 million, and Loudoun County, $15 million.

Gov. Kaine proposes to save $340 million through cuts to non-classroom staff, such as social workers and school nurses. He also is proposing to eliminate $83 million in school construction.

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