County government officials kicked off a day of stakeholder input to the 21st Century School Facilities Commission this week in Annapolis. Representatives of Allegany, Frederick, Harford, Queen Anne’s and Anne Arundel counties shared recommendations for how to improve the school capital improvement program, including specific suggestions to modify the timing of project approvals, incentivize value-engineering, mitigate rising costs, and expand financing capabilities.
The five panelists representing local government were given only 15 minutes to present, but within that time frame managed to convey many of the concerns and suggestions of county governments. Over the next several months, county governments will continue communication with the Commission through Commissioners Mel Franklin, Member, Prince George’s County Council and Jan Gardner, County Executive, Frederick County.
For more information about Thursday’s testimony, see:
Frederick County testimony to 21st Century Schools Commission
Queen Anne’s County testimony to the 21st Century School Facilities Commission
Anne Arundel testimony for 21st Century School Facilities Commission
MACo testimony to the 21st Century School Facilities Commission