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Cox’s Budget Calls for 6.1% Increase from County

March 4th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The proposed budget submitted by Allegany County School Superintendent Dr David Cox to the board of education calls for a 6.1% increase in funding from the county- and reflects an overall increase of 2.9%. Cox’s budget, presented during a special meeting of the board Friday afternoon, totals $116.5 million. A little more than  $32 million will be requested from the county when the two sides meet later this month- that essentially calls for $1.5 million above last year’s allocation. Finance Director Larry McKenzie noted that the additional costs include the hiring of 5 teachers to help lower the teacher to student ratio- and three additional school security officers- which would bring the total to 12 systems wide. Mckenzie said some of the concerns, or unknowns, include rising health care costs…

2 Responses to “Cox’s Budget Calls for 6.1% Increase from County”

  1. March 04, 2019 at 10:33 am, LRH said:

    I guess it would be to much to hope for our Commissioners to “just say NO!”


  2. March 04, 2019 at 4:24 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    maybe they should look at some of the paycheck s some of the teachers and COACH S are getting including mr, cox and bring them ALL back to reality,for example ,take a look what other people in the area make,or maybe let them pay for their own health ins like so many other WORKING people have to.


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