FY 2020 Budget Facts

  • 22nd largest school system out of 132 in Virginia.

  • Winchester area’s second largest employer with 2,267.8 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs) for FY20. 82% are school-based positions.

  • Over the past five years, FCPS student enrollment grew by 600 students or 4.6%. Membership is projected to increase by 1,165 students or 8.5% over the next five years.

  • Since FY99, FCPS has opened eight new facilities. (Orchard View-2000; Millbrook-2003; Byrd- 2005; Evendale-2006; Gainesboro-2007; Greenwood Mill-2009; Transportation Center- 2012; Frederick County Middle School- 2016)

  • Over the past five years, the number of students eligible for the free and reduced meals program has grown 2.8%. The number of economically disadvantaged students was 34.6% during the 2018-19 school year.

  • Over the past five years, the number of students receiving language instruction for English learners and immigrant student services has increased 47.6%.

  • Compared to the adjusted FY19 budget, total positions are increased by 32 FTEs for FY20.

  • Average FCPS cost per pupil in FY18 (the most recent available) was $12,411 which was 1.1% lower than the state average ($12,548) and 0.4% lower than the regional average ($12,465).

  • 2,647,681 square feet of building space to maintain including 40 temporary modular units.

  • 76 cents of each operating dollar is spent on instruction; 9 cents on operations and maintenance and facilities management; 6 cents on pupil transportation; 4 cents on technology; 3 cents on administration; 2 cents on attendance and health services.

  • Fiscal Year Total Budget School Operating Fund
    FY20 $218,438,564 $175,981,549
    FY19 $208,440,274 $168,455,680
    FY18 $200,755,873 $159,879,495
    FY17 $191,065,242 $153,211,000
    FY16 $181,267,128 $148,028,927
    (The figures above represent the original budget)

    Revenue Sources as a Percentage of the FY20 School Operating Fund

    Source Revenue % of School Operating Budget % Change from FY19
    Federal $5,113,311 2.9% Decrease of 8.2%
    State $82,992,357 (includes sales tax) 47.1% Increase of 4.4%
    County $86,445,165 49.1% Increase of 4.9%
    Tuition, Fees and Other $1,430,716 .9% Increase of 44.9%