School board's agenda to include Neall budget

May 05, 1992|By Staff report

County school board members will have their first chance to react to County Executive Robert R. Neall's recommendations for school spending tomorrow.

Neall has proposed a $347.9 million budget for the school system, almost $18 million less than the board requested.

He also has eliminated $1.28 million for the Integrated School Information (ISIS) computer network system and its eight employees, but board members have said they plan to ask the County Council to restore money for the long-sought project.

Neall's proposed budget also calls for the hiring of 93 teachers to deal with an expected 2,660 new students next fall.

However, the executive also eliminated 24 vacant custodial positions that board members say must be filled.

The county executive's $12.7 million capital spending plan has already drawn fire for failing to include money for the construction of new Meade Height and Solley elementary schools.

Other items on the school board's agenda include:

* A vote on a proposed calendar for the 1992-1993 year that would see students returning to classes on Aug. 31. Students generally return to school after the Labor Day holiday.

* A vote on an appeal by former Old Mill High School softball coach Debbie Shacklock, who was told earlier this year her contract was not being renewed. Shacklock was an assistant coach for 12 years and a head coach for three years.

Board members also will hear an update on the Maryland School Performance Program and a report on the status of several county school construction projects.

The board will meet at 9 a.m. at the its headquarters, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

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