The Maryland Board of Public Works, composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, approved $161 million in school construction funding during the Board of Public Works meeting held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. This funding is in addition to the $187.5 million approved in January of this year, bringing the total amount of funding for school construction projects to nearly $350 million. This is a substantial increase over the funding provided in FY 2012. From the Baltimore Sun article:
The additional money will fund increased demand from schools to target systemic challenges, state officials said. Collectively, districts requested 40 more projects than they did in the previous year. Those projects specifically address factors that affect learning, including heating and air conditioning.
The counties in the Baltimore area received the following total funding for school construction.
Anne Arundel County: $33.3 million
Baltimore County: $43.3 million
Baltimore City: $42.6 million
Harford County: $14.5 million
Howard County: $32.4 million