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Commissioner Questions School Board Budget Process

February 4th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education’s fund balance- and the board’s use of it to fill budget shortfalls in recent years- has been a hot topic of debate in  recent days. A former county administrator said last week that 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, in some cases there are no other alternatives.  Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine has closely followed the school board’s budget process’ during his six years in office. He tells WCBC News that anytime a board dips into its reserves- it can lead to further fiscal challenges down the road…


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