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School Funding Issue Could Split Montgomery County Leaders

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A major school funding issue in Montgomery County, Maryland is threatening to split county leaders. The issue is over a school funding formula called maintenance of effort.

County council members want the state legislature to issue a waiver for this year, so that the county can spend the money in other areas to offset a projected shortfall of more than $600 million. County school superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast says he was okay with it last year, but not now.

Matt Bush reports...


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