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Board Releases Statement Correcting Foote’s Comments

February 3rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

In response to comments made during a recent interview with Allegany County Board of Education member Wayne Foote on WCBC Radio-  the board has issued a press release to correct what they say are inaccurate statements made by Foote.  The release notes that the current fund balance is $3.4 million and not at the $2.2 million level Foote claimed. In addition the release notes that the board used $3.7 million to cover health care costs, and not the $4 million figure referenced by Foote. The fund balance issue has been a hot topic in recent days with a former county administrator saying the school board was ill advised to utilize reserve funds for operational expenses. Superintendent Dr David Cox said that while its not an ideal scenario, several years ago the board found itself getting six million fewer dollars that the previous year…

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