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School Board Members Concerned With Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs

November 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education is beginning the budget process for fiscal 2017/2018 and board members are greatly concerned with skyrocketing health care costs. Preliminary budget numbers show the school system spent $23.3 million for health care coverage in fiscal 2015/2016. According to the board’s finance director, the board should expect health care costs to increase to $23.5 million for next year. The school system pays for active and retired school system personnel. Sara-Beth Bittinger, board member, said finding relief for the escalating health care costs should be a priority for upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly…





 

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