Bob Culver Wants Money for School Security

Apr 18, 2018

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver
Credit Don Rush

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver wants an additional $750-thousand for in a onetime appropriation for schools.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times he would like to see that money go toward school security.

Culver said that the county contribution to the Board of Education would total $43.6 million to main the same per-student amount spent each year.

It’s part of his $151 million operating budget which is an increase of 4.5 percent over the last fiscal year.

Despite the increase his budget keep the current property tax rate at 93.98 cents for $100 of assessed property value.

Meanwhile, overall county employees would receive 2 percent cost of living raises.

The paper reports that some would get a hike as much as 8 percent to bring their pay in line with a recent study that found county salaries lagged behind other area employers.