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Despite Enrollment Number Decline ACPS System Will Not See Funding Reduction

February 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Although the student enrollment numbers declined once again for the Allegany County Public School system- early  indications are that the drop won’t result in fewer dollars. While funding amounts from the state and county can be reduced as a result of a system having fewer students- that apparently won’t be the case this year- in part due to the somewhat convoluted formula used for maintenance of effort as it relates to per pupil expenditures. Larry Mckenzie, Finance Director for the Allegany County Board of Education, presented some preliminary budget projections to the board this month and they show increases from the state and the county…

 

8 Responses to “Despite Enrollment Number Decline ACPS System Will Not See Funding Reduction”

  1. February 10, 2020 at 7:10 am, Bob said:

    Doing less with more will certainly suit the BoE and union folks.

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    • February 10, 2020 at 8:30 am, Jay said:

      What union are you talking about? There is no teachers union in Allegany County. The Allegany County Education Association is the organization that negotiates working conditions, salary, and benefits with the BOE on behalf of the teachers. In reality, the ACEA has very little power, cannot strike, and any demands that are made are non-binding on the BOE.

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      • February 10, 2020 at 11:01 am, Bob said:

        > False; it is the Allegany County TEACHERS Association that negotiates teacher pay and benefits and it is a dues-charging union. The result of negotiations is titled the ACTA Agreement. The ACEA you note would seem to be mainly for purposes of propaganda.

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        • February 10, 2020 at 6:02 pm, Jay said:

          I think you are confused. The last agreement was enacted in 2016. Since then, ACTA was replaced by the ACEA. It does charge dues but it is not a union, it is an association, has no real power, and does not engage in any kind of propaganda, unlike what Adyllotte will tell you.

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          • February 10, 2020 at 10:22 pm, Bob said:

            > AGREEMENT between the
            BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ALLEGANY COUNTY
            and the
            ALLEGANY COUNTY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
            2016 – 2020

            This union deal is still in effect.

  2. February 10, 2020 at 8:22 am, Brian said:

    Spending more money per student Is the obvious answer? Take Washington DC for an example.

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  3. February 10, 2020 at 8:25 am, mac said:

    This windfall in funding, a net gain per enrolled student, may come back to bite them in the future when Kirwan funding is determined. The BOE may be required to fund Kirwan at that higher enrollment number and not the actual student population number.

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  4. February 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm, Brian said:

    What is the use of having a local Board of Education when the state makes all the decisions and they have nothing to say about it?

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