Major Budget Cuts Unlikely, Predicts School Board President

January 20, 1991|By Carol L. Bowers | Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer

The president of Harford's Board of Education says he doubts the board will make significant cuts in the school superintendent's proposed$153 million operating budget.

School Superintendent Ray R. Keech's proposal for the 1991-1992 education budget, presented to the school board Monday, represents a 20 percent increase over this year's $127 million operating budget.

The board will discuss the budget at a public hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Southampton Middle School.

A vote on it is scheduled for the Board of Education's next monthly meeting, Feb. 11.

Board president Richard C. Molinaro said, "I'd be surprised if there are significant reductions in what we submit to the county executive."

Teachers' salaries make up the biggest portion of the proposed budget: $84.82 million.

Other major budget items include:

* $15.35 million for fixed charges, such as health-care benefits; $12.42 million to operate the school buildings; $11.22 million for special education.

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