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Harford school board urged to cut costs, save programs

Harford school board urged to cut costs, save programs

In looking for possible ways to save money and avoid eliminating programs such as swimming instruction, Harford County Board of Education members Thursday zeroed in on transporting all high and middle school students on the same buses.

That measure is in place for many years for North Harford Middle and North Harford High schools students and it's been done in other school systems, but the school system's transportation chief warned combining the routes will pose its own set of problems and supposedly can't be done everywhere.

During its fourth and final public input session on Superintendent Barbara Canavan's proposed $455.2 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, board...

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