State to Study School Construction Funding

Governor Martin O’Malley issued an executive order yesterday directing the Interagency Committee on School Construction to work with the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Legislative Services and conduct a study on school construction in Maryland.  The study will address the topics raised by two bills that were introduced but did not […]

2014 Session Wrap-Up: School Construction

This post summarizes the status of bills affecting K-12 school construction in the 2014 Legislative Session. Creation of a State Debt – Qualified Zone Academy Bonds: HB 190/SB 218, provides $4,625,000 in grant funding to the Interagency Committee on School Construction and the Maryland State Department of Education for renovation, repair and capital improvement to […]

St. Mary’s County Schools Return Unspent Construction Funds to Government

St. Mary’s County school board decided earlier this week to return $187,592 of unspent school construction funds back to county government. The money will be transferred to St. Mary’s County account for capital improvement projects and be used for other county construction projects in the future. From the SoMdNews.com article, Kim Howe, director of capital […]

Three Counties Work Together for School Construction Funding

The County Executives from Prince George’s, Montgomery and Baltimore Counties stood together in unity to announce that they will work together to develop legislation requesting additional funding for school modernization and construction, as reported by Montgomery County’s press office. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Baltimore County […]

Montgomery County Announces School Construction Funding Initiative

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today joined County, school and State officials in urging the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly to support legislation that would benefit Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) similar to a bill passed last year for the Baltimore City Public Schools, as reported by the County’s Press Office. The legislation would […]

Prevailing Wage Task Force to Examine School Construction Projects

The General Assembly recently appointed a task force to study the applicability of the Maryland Prevailing Wage Law.  While the main focus of the task force is school construction projects, it will also look at Maryland prevailing wage laws compared to other states and the effects of prevailing wage laws on construction costs, community well-being, […]