SCHUH BUDGET VS BOARD REQUEST
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education was provided with a review of the impact the County’s operating budget proposed by County Executive Steve Schuh would have on our school system by its Chief Operating Officer. Very briefly, the Board requested $39,130,436 in “new” county money. Mr. Schuh proposed an allocation of only $11,989,700, underfunding the request by $27,140,736.
Many badly needed improvements, including educator compensation and more staff, were cut away. To view the exhibit presented to the Board in yesterday’s meeting and get a clear idea of how many critical needs were cut by Mr. Schuh, please click here.
The exhibit will also show you how important it is for all available members to join us at 6:30PM at Annapolis High School on Monday evening for thirty minutes. Councilmen need to be reminded that when Richard speaks there are many more voices behind him. Such a reminder wouldn’t harm the Board members either.
An error appeared in this month’s TAAAC Action Report. The front page article misstated the location of Monday’s budget hearing. The hearing is not at the Parham Building. Correct details are below:
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET
Monday, May 11, pickets at 6:30PM
Annapolis High School
Please arrive by 6:30 prepared to hold carry a sign (we’ll have plenty) for 30 minutes in support of our profession.
Enter the school at 7:00 if you’d like to support TAAAC President Richard Benfer and others who will be testifying in support of public school educators.