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School Board Members Hope Rising Healthcare Costs Will Be addressed By State

November 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

With an estimated $23.5 million of the Allegany County Board of Education’s $110 million annual budget targeted for rising health care costs- school board members hope to see the issue addressed by the state when the 2017 General Assembly Session begins in January. Board member Sara Beth Bittinger has recommended starting dialogue with the District 1 legislative delegation- while board president Ed Root said cutting health care costs should be a legislative priority.  The subject was addressed Monday morning by School Superintendent Dr David Cox on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show”. He said there is little that can be done until the terms agreed up with the various bargaining groups expire at the end of June…


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