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Harford school system requests $26 million budget increase for 2015
Harford school system requests $26 million budget increase for 2015

Harford County Public Schools is proposing to spend $24 million more next year than this year and to do that, it is asking the county for an extra $26.3 million to offset an anticipated decrease in the state's allocation. The proposed budget for this year also includes a $16 million employee salary package for step and cost-of-living raises and a $1.3 million increase in teacher pension expense to be transferred from the state of Maryland to the local funding authority. If approved, the request from Harford County, introduced at the school board's Monday meeting, would push next year's unrestricted operating budget, or general operating budget, to $450.9 million, up from...

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