OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Commissioners are offering the county school system $2.2 million to avert the threatened closure of three elementary schools.
The Cumberland Times-News reports that the commissioners agreed Tuesday give the school board the money subject to two conditions.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Damp And Cool
One is that it drops any plan to close schools in next school year.
The schools also would have to continue participating in a retiree health insurance plan that also covers workers from county government and Garrett College.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
The schools would have to trim $200,000 from their operating expenses to make the plan work.
The school board has scheduled an emergency meeting Thursday to consider the offer.
Commissioner Jim Raley says it’s a temporary approach but he’s hopeful it will buy time for a longer-term solution.MORE NEWS: Technical Problems Raise Transparency Concerns In Latest Marilyn Mosby Criminal Case Hearing
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