Proposed changes to Maryland legislation may drain about $300,000 in funds the Washington County Board of Education expected for next year's budget.
The news is another blow to the proposed $116 million budget. The first hit came last week when the County Commissioners said the spending plan is $3.2 million more than the county can afford without raising taxes.
Under the state's funding formula, the local school system will get about $44.63 million in regular state funding for the budget, according to the superintendent's budget.
The School Board expected to get $860,821 in additional state aid next year, but Budget and Finance Director Chris South said Tuesday it looks like that amount will be closer to $567,000.