Budget hearing set for April 5
— The Kent County Board of Education has rescheduled a public hearing on Superintendent Karen Couch’s proposed budget for Thursday, April 5. The hearing will be held at 6 p. m. at Kent County Public Schools’ central office at 5608 Boundary Ave., Rock Hall. Couch unveiled her proposed $ 27.7 million spending plan at a March 12 Board of Education meeting. An initial public hearing scheduled for March 22 was canceled due to inclement weather. A copy of Couch’s budget presentation is available on the district’s Board Docs website: www.boarddocs. com/ mabe/ kcps/ Board. nsf/ Public. It can be found attached to the agenda for the March 12 meeting. Both the Board of Education and the Kent County Commissioners must approve the budget. It will take effect July 1.