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Drama fee nixed, swimming and Harford Glen funding restored in Harford school budget request

Drama fee nixed, swimming and Harford Glen funding restored in Harford school budget request

Months of pleas by the public to the Harford County Board of Education to rescind a drama participation fee, restore funding for the high school swimming program, for pool maintenance and for overnight visits to the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center were answered Monday night.

The school board unanimously approved an operating budget that calls for a more than $17 million increase in spending, changes the superintendent's spending plan and grants the funding requests the public has been seeking at recent public meetings.

The board amended the fiscal 2018 operating request, from the $455.2 million recommended by Superintendent Barbara Canavan, to $456.06 million....

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