By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
Let each school's needs - not enrollment - guide budgetary decisions, parent Jenny Belliotti asked the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday night during a public hearing on Superintendent Wayne F. Gersen's proposed $106 million operating budget for next year.
Belliotti, president of the Fountaindale Elementary School PTA, was one of three people who signed up to speak at the meeting, which lasted less than 20 minutes.
"When you look at the budget for areas to cut, please look kindly on schools like Fountaindale," said Belliotti.
She said many of the school's students come from homes without a lot of support and need extra help in the basics.