WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Board of Education would receive nearly $82 million from the County Commissioners for operational costs in fiscal year 2006 - every dollar the School Board requested, Budget and Finance Director Debra Murray told the Commissioners Tuesday.
"So what you're saying is we're fully funding their request?" Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook asked.
"Yes, it's been fully funded," Murray said.
Murray unveiled the county's proposed $160.86 million general fund budget at Tuesday's meeting.
Of that amount, $92.7 million is proposed to go to education. That includes $81.98 million for the School Board and $6 million for Hagerstown Community College.
Murray said the School Board is tentatively set to receive $80.1 million in maintenance of effort funding - the amount mandated by the state, $1.56 million in one-time costs, $245,000 for crossing guards and $54,700 for the Judith Center.