Howard County Council passes $7.2M reduction of school system’s health fund deficit

The Howard County Council passed a resolution on Monday to help pay down the school system’s $39.2 million health and dental fund deficit. The council voted unanimously to appropriate $7.2 million from the school system’s unassigned fund balance to reduce the health fund deficit. The payment, which cuts the deficit by 18.4 percent down to $32 million, is the first-ever “significant reduction” of the school system’s health fund deficit, according to Jahantab Siddiqui, the school system’s chief administrative officer. (Balt Sun)

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