As reported in the Washington Post, parents at a recent Prince George’s County Board of Education meeting argued that it is time for improvements to be made to their schools, noting several specific issues.
The Post framed the recent meeting in the context of ongoing efforts to direct more funding toward school construction and repair in the county,
Earlier this year, the school system held meetings across the county to discuss the district’s aging schools. According to the fiscal 2015 capital program, the school system requested $330.3 million in county and state funds to build, renovate and repair schools.
Nearly $51 million would be spent on renovations and about $70 million on other projects, including replacing roofs, sprinkler systems, pipes and ventilation systems at some schools.