Calvert County Faces Education Funding Issues in Budget

As reported in Southern Maryland News Online,  the Calvert County Board of Education will be drafting an adjusted budget proposal after hearing the county government’s education funding may be reduced. The new budget figures follow months of engagement on the issue by the County School Board and County Commissioners and may still be subject to further changes. As reported,

Commissioners’ Vice President Evan Slaughenhoupt (R) said things could change before the budget is adopted in June.

“We aren’t yet finalized on the final budget,” he said. The county has a $6 million deficit to solve in the coming fiscal year and county staff has presented options of furloughs, layoffs and tax increases to make ends meet. Slaughenhoupt said he does not yet know exactly how the deficit will be eliminated.

For more information, see Southern Maryland News Online.

For more information about Calvert and other county budgets, see our posts:

Calvert Commissioners Consider Tough Options to Balance Budget

Howard’s Proposed Budget Funds Schools, Mental Health Initiatives

St. Mary’s Budget Driven By School Funding Questions

County Executive Proposes Selling Properties to Fund School System

County Executive Leggett Urges Council Not to Add New Expenditures