By DAVE McMILLION
Local school officials will ask the Maryland General Assembly this year to increase state funding for schools in an attempt to equalize the amount of money spent on different county school systems.
Washington County ranked third from the bottom last year in how much it costs the county per year to educate a child, according to the Maryland Department of Education.
Washington County spends $5,781 per student, according to statistics. Montgomery County, with the highest spending ratio, spends $7,887 a year per child, according to the state Department of Education.