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Harford school board approves $442.9 million operating budget request
Harford school board approves $442.9 million operating budget request

The members of the Harford County Board of Education voted 7-1 Monday in favor of a nearly $442.8 million operating budget request for the 2014 fiscal year that is short by several million dollars in state funding. Board President Francis F. "Rick" Grambo III cast the dissenting vote; board member Thomas Fitzpatrick was absent Monday. Declining student enrollment has been cited as a factor in the $3.2 million decline in state aid, but Jim Jewell, Harford County Public Schools' assistant superintendent of business services, and his budget staff told board members the county's growing wealth also proved to be a major factor. Jewell presented statistics that showed...

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