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Board of Education Requests for $1.3M Raise in Allocation

March 29th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education has formally requested a 4.7% budget increase from the County Commissioners- or about $1.3 million above last year’s allocation. The school board headlined a large group of county funded agencies making budget presentations to the county on Thursday- with most holding the line fiscally- and in some cases asking for less money.  The board’s budget includes the hire of five new teachers; additional mental health counselors as well as three new school security officers. The county, as a result of the state’s  maintenance of effort funding formula, is mandated this year to provide an additional $310,000 in education funding.  Commissioners President Jake Shade noted that the board’s increased funding request from the county,  exceeds the increase being sought from the state…

One Response to “Board of Education Requests for $1.3M Raise in Allocation”

  1. March 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    give them 10%,they do such a great job,the shrinking taxpayer base can handle it,nobody in the education system in alleghany county get paid near what their worth!!


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