On February 26, the County Executive presented the FY 2014 Advertised Budget Plan to the Board of Supervisors.This proposed budget identifies funding and priorities for the next fiscal year, from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
The proposed budget for the CSB includes some targeted funding increases as well as some funding reductions.
Increases included funds to:
- Cover increases in county employees’ salary and fringe benefit costs ($2.8 million)
- Provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays ($1.2 million)
- Provide employment and day support services for special education students with intellectual disability who will be graduating in 2013 ($1.1 million)
- Adjust the CSB’s baseline budget based on changes made during the FY 2013 budget carryover process ($2.9 million).
Proposed reductions total a little over $1.8 million and would eliminate 15 staff positions.These and other agencies’ budget reductions are summarized in the FY 2014 advertised budget document.
The CSB Board has asked the Board of Supervisors to consider adding $1.1 million to the CSB budget for FY 2014 to allow CSB to lower its staff position vacancy rate and fill approximately 11 vacant staff positions that are urgently needed. Read a presentation by CSB Board Chairman Mark Sites to the Fairfax County Human Services Council and his letter to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors describing the Board’s priority budget issues for FY 2014. On March 8, Chairman Sites sent a separate letter to the Board of Supervisors describing a proposal under discussion with Fairfax County Public Schools to enhance prevention and early intervention efforts.This proposal, upon the direction of the Board of Supervisors, was reviewed by the county’s Human Services Council. The Council recommendations regarding this proposal are described in their March 19 memo to the Board of Supervisors.
Between now and April 30, when the Board of Supervisors approves the final budget, County residents are invited to comment directly to their county supervisors.
On September 11, 2012, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a budget “carryover” package resolving a budget shortfall that had been projected for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for the 2013 fiscal year.
The Board of Supervisors provided $3.5 million from the county’s General Fund to pay for the increased cost of employee fringe benefits that had accounted for over one-third of the CSB’s total projected shortfall. Additional funding ($3.02 million) was provided from a budget reserve to cover projected costs of meeting the growing need for critical services. The remaining shortfall is being addressed through a combination of reductions, redesigns and consolidations.
On July 3, 2012 Fairfax County Executive, Ed Long, presented to the Board of Supervisors a work plan to address short-term and long-term requirements for the CSB’s ongoing service planning and financial management. Read the work plan.
Read a quick update (February 2013) highlighting some of the results so far of the plan’s implementation. Detailed presentations about work plan implementation and related issues are also available.
In addition to the CSB work plan effort, the CSB is also participating in a mandatory countywide budget reduction planning effort, announced by the County Executive on August 6. All Fairfax County government agencies were directed to propose budget reductions of 5% for each of the next two fiscal years, due to slower than expected growth in our local economy and uncertainty about the local impact of federal budget decisions in coming months. The CSB work plan (announced in July) is helping the CSB address this new budget challenge as strategically as possible to minimize its impact on critical services most needed in our community.
- CSB County Budget Reductions Since FY 2001 (November 2010)
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