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Jim Jewell

School board hopes to give Harford teachers raises in fiscal year 2013

Harford County teachers need a pay raise next year, even if the school system doesn't get the funding it requests from the county, a teacher and school board members stressed Monday night. Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Tomback unveiled his proposed 2012-2013 budget during a work session Monday night in Bel Air, before the board's regular business meeting. The proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2013 is $471,827,994, an increase of $17,843,892 (11 percent) from fiscal year 2012, which would maintain the board's goal of maintaining a competitive salary structure with surrounding counties. The proposed capital budget is $15.7 million. During...