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ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: May 14, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 1 <br /> SUBJECT: FY 2020-21 Budget Work Session with Durham Technical Community College, <br /> Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and Orange County Schools <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Manager and Finance and Administrative Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> A. Public School Forum Local School Bonnie Hammersley, (919) 245-2300 <br /> Finance Study Travis Myren, (919) 245-2308 <br /> B. NC Public Schools/DPI-Per Pupil Paul Laughton, (919) 245-2152 <br /> Allocations by County Gary Donaldson, (919) 245-2453 <br /> C. Historical Per Pupil Appropriation <br /> D. Historical CHCCS District Tax <br /> E. School Districts Local Current <br /> Expense Fund Balance Policy <br /> F. Schools Capital Projects Summary <br /> (revised) <br /> PURPOSE: To review and discuss the Durham Technical Community College, Chapel Hill- <br /> Carrboro City Schools, and Orange County Schools FY 2020-21 Operating and Capital <br /> Investment Plan Budgets. <br /> BACKGROUND: The County Manager presented the FY 2020-21 recommended budget on May <br /> 5, 2020. Since that time, the Board has conducted one public hearing to receive residents' <br /> comments regarding the proposed funding plan. Tonight's work session is the first opportunity <br /> the Board has had to discuss next year's recommended funding plan related to Education funding. <br /> County Support of Local Boards of Education <br /> The recommended funding level represents a total appropriation for both school districts of$113.9 <br /> million, which is 49.4 percent of General Fund revenues, 1.3 percent above the target of 48.1 <br /> percent established by the Board of County Commissioners. This includes funding for current <br /> expense, school related debt service, school health and safety service contracts, and schools <br /> deferred maintenance funds. <br /> Total Funding for Local School Districts: <br /> 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 <br /> Original Budget $102,727,141 $104,274,757 $109,141,519 $113,480,859 $113,966,047 <br /> *Recommended Budget <br />