NEW CUMBERLAND– Hancock County Board of Education held a Budget Hearing & Adoption meeting prior to the Board of Education meeting. In the Tuesday meeting the board approved the 2019-2020 fiscal budget with a four to one vote.

Board member Tim Reinard was the only opposing vote for the budget.

“I’ve been concerned about wages. I think it’s a state issue not a Hancock County issue,” said Reinard. “I’ve asked previous superintendents to look into, and I’d like to see it addressed.”

In the 2019-2020 budget the board approved

-A budget of $298,694 to buy three new busses.

-The ability to place video cameras for self contained class rooms, to adhere to the state’s requirement set in Senate Bill 632. This bill requires cameras be

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