Schools need more money, business leaders told
By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer
Money was at the root of many of the education issues raised Friday at a meeting of business, government and school leaders.
The roundtable at Hagerstown Community College was sponsored by the Greater Hagerstown Committee, a group of Tri-State business executives. The Washington County Board of Education and the Washington County Commission participated.
Business representatives asked some questions, but elected officials did most of the talking. A lack of money was a constant theme.
The County Commission lobbies for whatever education funding it can get, said Commission President Gregory J. Snook, yet the state's share has decreased.