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Friday, August 24, 2012

Budget Transfers OK’d To Save After School Academies

SNOW HILL -- With schools opening their doors next week and options running out, the Worcester County Board of Education was forced to seek approval for some last-minute inter-budget transfers that will allow schools to continue to fund popular “After School Academies” (ASA), several of which watched grants dry up last month.

Though loathe to pull money from other parts of the school board’s budget, the County Commissioners eventually agreed to approve the transfers, which totaled $270,055 and should fund the academies through January, at which point the board will likely have some more tough decisions to make.

“Parents strongly support these programs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson.


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