Baltimore County Executive Weighs In On School Renovations

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed a new 700-seat elementary school near the center of Towson on Friday to relieve overcrowding, telling the school superintendent that he won’t fund the school system’s plans to renovate two other schools. As described in the Sun,

In a letter to Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance, the county executive said he is withdrawing support for renovations to the former Loch Raven Elementary and Cromwell Valley Elementary because they are too costly. . . The changes were popular with residents who had objected to Dance’s plan, but the county executive has rarely intervened so directly in school system business. [School Superintendent Dallas] Dance declined to be interviewed but issued a statement saying that he would consider the county executive’s proposal.