School budget hearing draws few comments

January 26, 1998

The first public hearing on the $159 million budget proposed for Carroll County Schools drew mostly staff members, and few comments or questions Thursday at Northwest Middle School.

The budget request is 6.7 percent more than the current year's $149 million.

The school board will hold a second hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Oklahoma Road Middle School.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Westminster High School to adopt a budget request that will go to the County Commissioners for approval.

At Thursday's hearing, Carroll County Education Association President Ralph Blevins supported the proposal. He asked that the approximately 18 new teachers requested to reduce class size be distributed among all grade levels, not just elementary.

Pub Date: 1/26/98

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