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Elaine Blaisdell Cumberland Times-News
OAKLAND — Garrett County Commission Chairman Robert Gatto, who serves as an ex-officio member on the board of education, made a motion at Tuesday’s commission meeting to designate $2.2 million to the board for fiscal 2015 with the amount to be reduced if funding is secured from the state. The motion died for lack of a second.
Gatto made the motion after numerous educators and residents pleaded that the commission provide a funding number.
“I came here tonight thinking we were going to get a number,” said board president Cynthia Downton.
Commissioner Jim Raley indicated that he would like to provide the board with a funding number Dec. 17.
“I’m concerned that we are going to walk out of this room tonight without some form of solution. I can tell you the board of commissioners is not prepared to give some kind of a number because I’m not sure what that number needs to be,” said Raley.