An internal audit performed by the Spotsylvania County School division revealed that there was funding for an additional 25.5 positions since 2019. These banked positions represent close to two million dollars in funding per Superintendent Mark Taylor’s speech at the January 9th school board meeting. Taylor also mentioned that this internal audit was performed in the interest of transparency. Much of these banked positions occurred during the time of previous superintendent Scott Baker.
These additional positions could have been used to take the workload away from teachers and staff. The previous Superintendent, for whatever reason, withheld these staffing positions that could have been used to support students. It is a positive development that this audit was performed in the interest of transparency. Here is the video from School Board Chair Lisa Phelps explaining the situation.