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Washington County Board of Education briefs for March 13

March 13, 2002|BY TARA REILLY

Commissioners support Boonsboro nickname


Washington County Commissioner Vice President Paul L. Swartz said the county stands behind the Boonsboro Warriors nickname and mascot.

Swartz informed the Washington County Board of Education of the county's stance at a Tuesday afternoon meeting.

Richard Regan, a Lumbee Indian from Montgomery County, has asked the School Board to stop using American Indian names and mascots. Regan claims the names are offensive.

Board asks for county support on cash reserve


The Washington County Board of Education is interested in setting up a cash reserve for emergencies, and has asked the county for support.

The School Board and the Washington County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the county's estimated fiscal year 2003 revenues.

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School Board member Roxanne Ober said the reserve would give the board flexibility in case it has shortfalls elsewhere in the budget.

The commissioners said they support the School Board setting up a cash reserve if it ends up with yearly surpluses, but said they probably wouldn't give the school system additional money to get the reserve started.

The School Board ended the 2001 fiscal year with a $63 budget surplus.

- Tara Reilly

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