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Commissioners To Hear BOE Budget Requests Today

March 29th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Although the proposed budget of the Allegany County Board of Education for FY ’13 has been discussed at a number of public meetings, with details presented in the media- today will be the first time the County Commissioners hear the specific requests in person. The Commissioners conclude a month long series of departmental budget presentations this afternoon hearing from the Health Department; Allegany College; the Public Library System; and closing with the School Board.  Superintendent David Cox isn’t calling for major program cuts, but his newly proposed budget does take a significant chunk from the school system’s rainy day fund — and asks for more money from county government. The school system receives a majority of its funding — about 70 percent — from the state, with around 25 percent coming from the county.  Cox’s proposed budget calls for county government to increase its appropriation by around $565,000, or 2 percent, to $28.8 million. He said his priority, as is the case with each budget, is to keep the cuts out of the classrooms…

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