Growing populations and aging facilities. That’s what Maryland’s three largest counties say they’re dealing with when it comes to public schools. Tuesday, the “big three” joined together in Annapolis to push for funding.
A major funding plan to build new schools and renovate others in the city of Baltimore cleared the Maryland House Appropriations Committee on a 23-3 vote Tuesday night, sending the measure to the House of Delegates.
Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold says school funding is forcing other departments in the county government to forgo money, including police.
City parents, teachers and students are fighting down to the wire to make sure city schools are fully funded for next year.
A Baltimore County elementary school heard some encouraging words about its future funding as State Comptroller Peter Franchot assesses the need for renovation in schools throughout the state.