Hairston’s Final Budget Cuts Some Posts, Adds Others

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Steve Fermier and Baltimore Sun

WBAL’s Steve Fermier reports on the Baltimore County school budget for the coming year.

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Baltimore County school board officials are looking at the proposed elimination of dozens of positions even as the budget is increased over last year.

Superintendent Joe Hairston’s final spending plan before he leaves that post calls for cutting nearly 50 administrators.

That would only be through attrition. It would add more than 120 teachers to handle an anticipated increase of more than 15-hundred students in the coming school year.

In all the budget that went before the school board last night is almost $20 million higher than the current one.

But with cuts in the capital budget, spending actually goes down by almost 3 percent, according to The Sun.

A vote comes later.  The spending plan goes before a public hearingon the 17th at 7 p.m., Ridge Ruxton School in Towson.

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