Archive for October 2013

“He who pays the piper”

From the Montgomery Gazette of October 30, 2013, a letter to the editor from President Joan Fidler: The budget of the Montgomery County Public Schools for FY 2015 is in the early stages of formulation. This budget of over $2 billion is close to 50 percent of the tax-supported budget of Montgomery County. So who…

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“Montgomery council concerned about school construction, teacher pensions”

From the Montgomery Gazette of October 8, 2013:  “Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg also raised the issue of the burden placed on the county by the state’s decision to have counties pick up a share of teacher pensions. “The shift will cost Montgomery County $60 million a year by 2017, without any authority…

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