Extra for Education in Baltimore County Budget

As reported by WBAL,  Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which devotes more money to schools with no increases to property or income taxes for the 26th year in a row.

Under the plan, $1.1 billion would go to school renovation and construction as part of a 10-year plan called Schools for Our Future. Kamenetz said it would add an additional 11,000 seats in county schools and would bring air conditioning to 97 percent of school buildings.

The school funds would also go toward investing in wireless classrooms, digital instructional materials, the One-Card safety identification system and expanded pre-Kindergarten access, as well as start-up costs for a new elementary school in Owings Mills.

The plan would also implement 90 new teaching positions to support enrollment growth and the opening of the new Mays Chapel Elementary School, as well as increase special education staffing.

For more information, see the full story from WBAL.

Other highlights of the Baltimore County proposed budget can be found on Baltimore County’s website.