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Harford schools face wider $35 million funding gap in next budget, superintendent says

Harford schools face wider $35 million funding gap in next budget, superintendent says

All things being equal, Harford County Public Schools would need almost $35 million in additional funding to operate during the next school year in 2019-20 – an increase almost certain not to happen – HCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean Bulson said.

Speaking during a public budget work session in Bel Air Tuesday evening, Bulson once again talked about the financial challenges facing the 38,000 student system as he prepares his first budget since becoming superintendent July 1.

Although much of his presentation had been shared in other forums he has held over the past few months, Bulson said one the drivers of increased costs facing HCPS – health insurance costs for almost 5,000...

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