The Regional School Board votes on the amount of tuition paid by participating school districts. All districts pay the same amount per pupil. Since the 2008-2009 budget, local funding (tuition) has dropped from $8,164 to $7,072 per student. A funding proposal commissioned by the Superintendent's Steering Committee was presented at the September Regional School Board meeting. This report compared a weighted average of per pupil operating expenditures in local school districts for all K-12 education with combined state and local expenditures at Maggie Walker, which is a full day, grade 9-12 program for gifted students. The proposal suggested that Maggie Walker individual tuition was overfunded by $281.00. The Regional School Board's response to this proposal and thoughts on budget development for 2014-2015 will be aired during the budget work session on Thursday.
Detailed information on school governance and the Regional School Board can be found here. MLWGS budgets from 2008-2009 to the present are here.