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Board of Education Preparing 2023 Budget with Fuel Costs Rising

March 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

As the Allegany County Board of Education moves forward in preparing its 2023 fiscal year operating budget- the current unpredictable nature of fuel costs has added a bit of a complication. The board’s Chief Financial Officer Larry McKenzie, during the board’s regular monthly meeting, presented a budget overview that included priorities, considerations and assumptions.  Fuel costs were not an issue for the board’s transportation department during the past two years of the pandemic- but with COVID-19 numbers dropping, combined with the situation on the world stage in Ukraine- prices are spiking dramatically…