The members of the Harford County Board of Education will kick off their deliberations on the operating budget for next fiscal year with a work session scheduled on January 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The work session will include a public comment period on budget matters only. A school board business meeting is planned immediately following the work session at 8:30 p.m.
Superintendent Robert M. Tomback has proposed an operating budget for next year that contains salary increases for employees, and reflects increases in healthcare costs and the cost of doing business. The superintendent’s total unrestricted operating budget proposal for the fiscal year 2013 is $447 million, up 4.3% from the current fiscal year. The proposal requests an additional $24 million from Harford County government; revenue from state and federal sources is expected to decline.
Following another scheduled budget work session on Wednesday, January 18, school board members are expected to adopt a proposed operating budget on January 23. The operating budget is dependent upon funding from state and local authorities.
The brief agenda for the board business meeting which follows the work session includes the affirmation of monthly contracts and the appointment of a negotiating team for labor relations. As always, the meeting will conclude with a report from Superintendent Tomback.
Meeting agendas for the January 9 work session and business meeting can be found here.