The Wilson Beacon

Wilson budget set to increase

Nate Belman and Max Karp

March 10, 2020

DCPS Central Office released the budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Wilson’s proposed budget included a $1.6 million funding increase, accounting for a projected growth in enrollment by 151 students. The budget is eight percent lar...

DCPS: Put some respect on Ms. Martin’s name

The Beacon Staff

March 3, 2019

Wilson students are all too familiar with the consequences of understaffing and resource shortages. Teachers are so overwhelmed with their class sizes that oftentimes months go by before they return assignments to students, and by...

Mandated expenses undercut budget increase

Zara Hall

March 2, 2019

Wilson’s budget has increased to $20 million for the 2020 fiscal year, up $1.5 million from this school year. Yet DCPS has already designated most of the additional funds for increased security costs and mandated positions at...

Parents and students express frustration at division of DCPS budget

Asher Friedman-Rosen and Max Karp

June 14, 2018

After raising the budget for schools across the District, DCPS is facing backlash from parents and teachers in response to the persistence of high staff cuts. Those protesting believe that because teachers are being cut an abnor...

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