MACo Supports Clarifying Public-Private Partnership School Construction Laws

Today, February 18, Robin Clark testified in support of SB224, Education – Maintenance of Effort – Lease Payment Exclusion. This bill would clarify school funding law’s effect on facility lease payments, treating them the same way that debt service is treated under more conventional school financing. The bill essentially treats lease payments paid as rent […]

The Actual State Share of School Construction Costs

Each county in Maryland contributes towards school construction costs for Maryland’s K-12 school system.  The total contribution of all counties statewide is significant. While the State has fulfilled its aim of investing $250M per year since 2004, and Governor Hogan has proposed to continue a high level of school construction funding, counties allocated $981M for capital […]

Committee on School Construction Recommendations for 75% of FY 2016 Capital Budget

The Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC) has submitted to the Board of Public Works its recommendations for funding and planning for 75% of Governor Martin O’Malley’s preliminary FY 2016 capital budget for school construction.  In order to conserve resources and expedite the communication of the IAC recommendations, the IAC has posted the FY 2016 Capital Improvement Program […]

$3.1B School Construction Funding Demands Highlighted in Capital Debt Meeting

In the September 17th meeting of Maryland Capital Debt Affordability Committee, Terri Garraty, Executive Director of the Department of Budget and Management’s Office of Capital Budgeting noted that school construction makes up $3.1 billion of the $5.3 billion total for capital grant program budget requests from FY 2016-FY 2020. Following the overview by the Department of […]

Montgomery Officials Hopeful on School Construction Funding

As reported by the Gazette, Montgomery County state and local officials are hopeful that the General Assembly will pass legislation during the upcoming session to direct more school construction funding to the county. After a Monday event at Wilson Wims Elementary School — built to relieve overcrowding in the Clarksburg area — Montgomery County Executive […]

State Releases Proposed School Construction Local Cost-Share Percentages

By regulation every three years the Board of Public Works is required to revise the State-Local Cost Share Percentages that determine the State funding participation for individual projects approved in the annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Public School Construction Program recently released the proposed Cost Share Percentages that will apply to the FY16-18 CIPs. […]

County Officials Participate in School Construction Funding Study

As reported previously on Conduit Street, Governor Martin O’Malley issued an executive order in May 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. Last week, county government and school board officials met […]

Board of Public Works Approves School Construction Funding

On May 14, 2014, the Board of Public Works met to approve the final funding and planning recommendations of the Interagency Committee on School Construction for the FY 2015 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for school construction.   The funding allocation of $325.256 million for 183 specific projects includes $6.48 million for eight (8) FY 2014 Air […]