Baltimore County Executive Continues Efforts to Air Condition County Schools

As reported by the Baltimore Sun (limited free views available), Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz plans to submit a supplemental appropriation request  of $17.2 million to the County Council to install air conditioning at 5 county schools.  This funding is in addition to the $11.7 million approved by the Board of Public Works to also fund air conditioning in county schools. From the article:

In a statement Wednesday, Kamenetz said when he took office in 2010, more than half the county school’s were not air conditioned. Since 2011, the county has installed air conditioning in more than 40 schools.

If approved by the council, the new funds would bring the proportion of school without air conditioning to 23 percent, he said.

The State’s Fiscal 2014 Capital Budget included $25 million to air condition public schools. The $11.7 million is Baltimore County’s share of the funding.