Local

Garrett County May Close 2 Elementary Schools

View Comments
classroom, generic school, desk

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The interim superintendent of schools in Garrett County is recommending two elementary schools be closed due to a lack of state funding.

The Cumberland Times-News reports Sue Waggoner recommended Tuesday that Dennett Road and Kitzmiller elementary schools be closed. The county stands to lose $1.5 million in state assistance in fiscal year 2012 and potentially $2.5 million in fiscal year 2013.

Waggoner says closing Dennett Road would save $1.2 million and closing Kitzmiller would save nearly $280,000, though the board of education would need to add more than $170,000 in unemployment compensation to its budget as a result.

The board will vote on the recommendation at a special meeting on April 24.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,426 other followers