The Worcester County Commissioners gave their approval to a $168 million operating budget for the next fiscal year that begins July 1st.
That’s a $2.7 million increase over last year and leaves the property tax rate unchanged.
The spending blueprint includes a new school safety plan that will take effect this fall.
The new measures provide for uniformed officers in each of the county’s schools.
The first year will cost almost $600-thousand in the first year with the price tag decreasing to $486-thousand in the following years.