Letter to Superintendent Predicts Possible Changes to School Construction Agency

The Chair of the 21st School Facilities Commission writes to inform Maryland’s Education Secretary of the Commission’s pending recommendations, including changes to the State’s school construction program.

The Chair of the 21st Century School Facilities Commission has contacted the State Superintendent anticipating changes in the “very near future” to the State’s Interagency Committee on School Construction.

The State Superintendent is also the Chair of the Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC). The Executive Director of the Public School Construction program, a post vacated by Dr. David Lever earlier this year, is appointed by the IAC with the approval of the Board of Public Works.

The 21st Century School Facilities Commission is in the process of developing recommendations to improve the state’s school construction process. Recommendations are due out in December, before the start of the legislative session.

The Chair of the Commission writes,

I understand that the IAC is in the process of recruiting candidates to fill the executive director position. I think it is important that the executive director candidates be informed that the IAC may undergo changes in the very near future, changes that the Commission believe will improve the IAC as an independent organization and the school construction review and approval process.

For more information, read the full letter from Martin Knott, the Chair of the Commission, and for background, see Back to the Future on School Construction and Dr. Lever Resigns From Top School Construction Position.