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 Executive Kevin Kamenetz indicated that this funding is essential to meet the growing need for more classrooms and better facilities in their counties. The executives also indicated that improving the teaching and learning environment in their jurisdictions would be a good first step to ensure that Maryland remains the number one state in education. The three executives were joined by members of their legislative delegations, school boards, county councils and superintendents for this important announcement.
For more information, see the press release from Montgomery County and our post on Conduit Street, Montgomery County Announces School Construction Funding Initiative.
The House Appropriations Committee is hearing a report on school construction funding for Baltimore City, which was approved by the General Assembly last year, in HB860. HB860 authorized the Board of Public Works to issue bonds up to $1.1 billion for Baltimore City Public School facilities. To watch today’s hearing in Appropriations, visit the General Assembly’s webpage. For more information, see our previous post, House Supports Baltimore City School Funding.