Public meetings on a proposed Fiscal Year 2020 school budget are scheduled for May 14 and 21 at the Forsyth County Board of Education Central Office Building in Cumming. AJC FILE

Forsyth schools seek comments on FY 2020 budget

The Forsyth County School District has called two public meetings in the coming weeks to seek comments on its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 operational budget.

The document calls for a $3,000 salary increase for certified staff, a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment for classified staff, and a step increase for eligible staff, the district said.

The meetings are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Forsyth Board of Education Central Office Building, 1120 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming.

The budget is to be presented to the Forsyth Board of Education at 4 p.m., May 14, with final approval expected in June.

It calls for total spending of $479.25 million, up 7.87 percent from the prior year’s $444.29 million; on revenues of $480.61 million, a 7.77 percent increase from $445.94 million. The fund balance is expected to rise from an estimated $66.23 million in June 2019 to $67.59 million in June 2020. Information: https://bit.ly/2WzHL6O

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