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 […]

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 […]