Music program given support
By DAVE McMILLION
A group of teachers and parents who want instrumental music returned to elementary schools asked the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday night to add funds to the proposed 1998-99 budget for that purpose.
To restart the program, the school system would need eight teachers at a cost of $225,000, said Rob Hovermale, a county teacher and member of the Washington County Alliance for Elementary Instrumental Music.
Hovermale made the request during a public hearing on the proposed $108 million budget submitted last week by Schools Superintendent Herman G. Bartlett Jr.