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BoE Approves 2017 Fiscal Year Budget

March 10th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County School Board this week, by a 4-1 vote,   approved a $112.1 million 2017 fiscal year budget that includes a request for an increase of $1.7 million in funding from Allegany County. The increase is above the minimum level the county can fund the school system under state law. The minimum funding level is known as "maintenance of effort."  The state and county are the two largest funding sources for the school board. The state has already committed $76.4 million for the school board's 2017 fiscal budget. The county is being asking to contribute $31.9 million. School Board vice-president Laurie Marchini said the board has no choice but to seeking additional local dollars…


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