Transportation Caucus

LEA Meet and Greet 

LEA Members Only

 We care about kids and want to improve the professional status of drivers and attendants in the Transportation Department and want to meet with you!

This is a chance to be heard and have your voice amplified as a member of the LEA! We will be hosting 4 meetings and we hope to see you at one of them.

South – Wednesday, September 6 @ Panera, South Riding
West – Monday, September 11 @ Market Street Coffee, Purcellville
Central – Tuesday, September 12 @ Wegmans, Leesburg (2nd floor)
East – Thursday, September 14 @ Panera, Sterling

Stop by between 9:30 and 11:00 am! Pastries and coffee provided by LEA.



FY18 LCPS Budget Information for Transportation

Information discussed at the May 9, 2017
LEA Transportation Caucus Meeting


The items listed below were reduced from the FY18 proposed budget in the FY18 adopted budget.
Outsourcing Special Needs Transportation ($250,000)
This reduction represents savings recently identified based upon current year experience for expenditures incurred.

Bus Maintenance ($115,000)
Bus maintenance reductions are based upon a reduction of the fleet size as a result of the strategic bus fleet management plan.

Bus Fuel ($250,000)
This reduction is based upon recently re-negotiated fuel strip purchasing contracts which results in savings in FY18.

Light Fleet Fuel and Maintenance ($28,000)
This reduction represents savings recently identified based upon current year experience of light fleet utilization.

44 Buses from Fund Balance/Light Fleet Shifted to Lease ($5,265,000)
The Board of Supervisors funded $4,265,000 of buses funded in the School Operating Fund out of the County fund balance reducing the School Operating Fund by a like amount. They also reduced the $1 million budgeted for fleet vehicles in the School Operating Fund by moving those vehicles to the lease budget, reducing $1 million of buses funded with lease and funding those buses with County fund balance as well.

One-week Classified Supplemental Payment ($1,250,000)
The transition to a bi-weekly pay frequency was originally believed to cause a cash-flow issue for some of the lowest paid LCPS employees. This concern resulted in a one-week supplemental payment for 12-month classified employees to be included in the proposed budget. Since then, Business and Finance staff has worked with the Oracle consultants to provide an improved option for implementation of the pay schedules that does not require a supplemental payment.


Important Dates

LEA Transportation Caucus Meeting Dates*

All meetings are at the LEA Office from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and include lunch.
TBD
*Meetings are open to all members-please pre-register no later than noon the day prior to the meeting. RSVP: LEAOffice@LoudounEA.org 

  

 


Virginia Education Association

October 7-8, ESP Conference, Richmond, VA
November 18-19, VEA Instruction and Professional Development Conference, Glen Allen, VA
March 3-5, VEA Sparks @ Wintergreen Resort
March 30-April 1, VEA Delegate Assembly, Roanoke, VA

LCPS Budget Dates

September 26, 5 PM
Joint School Board & Board of Supervisors Meeting, Government Center, Leesburg
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Superintendent presentation of FY 2018 Proposed Operating Budget to School Board
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FY 2018 Operating Budget work session (Instruction)*
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FY 2018 Operating Budget work session (Pupil Services; Technology)*
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FY 2018 Operating Budget work session and Public Hearing (Support Services)*
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

FY 2018 Operating Budget work session and Public Hearing (Business & Finance; Human Resources & Talent Dev; Non-Department)
Thursday, February 02, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
FY 2018 Operating Budget work session and adoption

Transportation Workshop Summary (August 2016)

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We were thrilled to present a variety of information about LEA to a room full of bus drivers and attendants. The focus of the workshop was Communication, Respect, & Trust.

Information about the numerous benefits that are offered to members was presented by Michael Gavin from the NEA Member Benefits and Scott McKenna from California Casualty Insurance.