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Two MD Counties Run Into Education Money Trouble

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By Natalie Neumann

Two counties in Maryland could owe the state millions of dollars after a ruling on school funding. Prince George's County schools could owe up to $26.8 million in penalties after Maryland's attorney general found the county failed to comply with state school funding requirements.

Superintendent William Hite tells the Washington Post the county may be vulnerable because aid had increased in some categories. He says that could be devastating to the system.

School officials in Montgomery County have said they could owe $16 million to $64 million.

Both counties are waiting for the state's board of education to decide whether it will issue penalties. Prince George's County has appealed an earlier decision and leaders in Montgomery County have threatened to sue the state.

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