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BoE Removes Request For Additional Teachers From Proposed FY 2020 Budget

March 13th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education, by a 3-2 vote, Tuesday removed a request for five additional teachers from the superintendent’s proposed FY 2020 budget to be submitted to the county commissioners. Superintendent David Cox presented his recommended budget to the board at a meeting two weeks ago- with requests for additional teachers in an effort to reduce the student to teacher ratio in elementary schools. Reducing that ratio was one of a 6 item priority list given to Cox by the school board prior to his preparing the budget. Last night, Board member David Bohn made a motion to remove the additional teachers, noting that the superintendent’s request for an additional $1.5 million above last year’s budget allocation was unrealistic. Board members Tammy Fraley and Debra Frank both noted that the board won’t have to finalize a budget until after the county reviews the request and provides a final allocation for the school system. To start cutting the proposed budget even before it’s been presented to the county for consideration- Frank says- doesn’t make sense…


9 Responses to “BoE Removes Request For Additional Teachers From Proposed FY 2020 Budget”

  1. March 13, 2019 at 8:47 am, j.r. lepley said:

    I don’t think to many at the B.o.e. has to much sense!!!!!!!!!!!


    • March 13, 2019 at 8:52 am, Bob said:

      > I would wager that you are a product of the local school system.


      • March 13, 2019 at 8:55 am, mac said:

        > They obviously need those additional teachers.


        • March 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm, Bob said:

          > They obviously need to lose a fair number of the current lot.


          • March 13, 2019 at 2:25 pm, Jeff said:

            > I agree with Bob.

    • March 13, 2019 at 11:02 am, kevin said:

      > We established the lack of sense shortly after they took office, but they remind us daily.


  2. March 13, 2019 at 8:52 am, mac said:

    As I stated yesterday; Fraley/Frank would rather wait and hope the $1.5 mil. gets appproved and THEN eliminate the 6 teaching positions.


    • March 13, 2019 at 3:14 pm, Deb said:

      > I don’t generally respond to website posts, but your take on the meeting last night is incorrect. There are 5 proposed additional teachers (not 6), and it was one of my budget priorities so I would be the last one to try to “take them away”. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me on my posted email address. Thanks!


      • March 13, 2019 at 3:56 pm, mac said:

        > Thanks for correcting my mistake on the number.


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