Schools CFO: Guv's Budget "Devastating"

by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— Help is not on the way from the state to close the gap between what New Haven schools need and what they’ll get, the system’s financial chief warned.—Baltimore County school board sends $1.74B budget to county executive’s desk. Baltimore County Board of Education passed a $1.74 billion budget plan Tuesday night, sending it to the county executive and council for final consideration.—Prince George’s school board leadership calls for a special meeting on budget; other actions paused until audit. Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education chair and vice-chair called for a special board meeting to vote on the budget Thursday, and said all other board initiatives will be on hold until an audit is complete.—Harford school board reduces next year’s operating budget by $2.2 million, accounting for state funding changes. The Harford County Board of Education is requesting more than $519.5 million in operating funds for local public schools in the next fiscal year — a reduction of nearly $2.2 million from what Superintendent Sean Bulson and his administration proposed — after HCPS officials learned more about the status of their state funding.