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Renee Foose
Howard school board approves $776.3 million budget request
Howard school board approves $776.3 million budget request

The Howard County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $776.3 million operating budget request, $4.4 million less than the original proposal from Superintendent Renee Foose as school officials were told it would be unlikely that they receive full funding. In January, Foose proposed a nearly $780.8 million operating budget for the school system, which included a 4.2 percent increase in county funding to accommodate for growing enrollment; school system enrollment next year is projected to reach an all-time high. But as the Board of Education navigated four work sessions and a public hearing over the last month, school officials were notified that full-funding of the budget request...