By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
The Washington County Board of Education won't consider any cuts to existing programs or personnel until it gets the final word on its appropriation from the county for next year, school officials said.
"We don't even want to discuss cuts until we know if we have to cut and how deep," said Schools Superintendent Wayne F. Gersen, who said cutting all new expenditures would save around $2.5 million.
The Washington County Commissioners are scheduled to approve their final budget Tuesday, Gersen said.
Once the school board has that figure to work with, administrative staff will share its proposed cuts, which will not include any reductions to the pay scale, he said.