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Wor-Wic, Wicomico Co. Exec. Meet to Discuss Future of Stalled Tuition-Assistance Program

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SALISBURY, Md.– Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and the president of Wor-Wic Community College held a private meeting Wednesday morning to discuss what steps need to be taken after the county council voted Tuesday against including a proposed tuition-assistance program in the county budget.

The program, which would provide financial assistance to graduates of Wicomico County high schools, would have needed roughly $252,000 the first year and increased to eventually require about $665,000 annually from the county budget. However, in a 5-2 vote Tuesday the council decided it was not ready to include in this year’s budget, citing the need for more details to be provided.

Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic Community College, said a three-page document outlining the program was provided to the council. On Wednesday, he expressed shock that the plan did not pass.

“I just didn’t have a clue that it was going to come out this way,” Hoy said.

He is inclined to believe it is not more details the council wants, but more details that line up with what council members want the program to look like.

Ernest Davis, who represents District 1 for the Wicomico County Council, said he is not against the tuition-assistance program. However, he voted against including it in the budget because he says the details outlining the scholarship guidelines need to be more formally written.

Culver said Wednesday's meeting with Hoy went well. A letter is expected to be drafted and sent to the council some time this week, asking what details are still needed in order to move forward with the tuition-assistance program. 

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