Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gazette: Montgomery unlikely to get school construction funding request

A funny thing happened on the way to new school construction money for Montgomery County: reality.
Midway through Maryland’s 90-day legislative session, county lawmakers seem to hold little hope of their top legislative priority passing the General Assembly and establishing a steady, predictable stream of state money to leverage borrowing for school construction.
“We’re not necessarily expecting it to pass,” Del. Anne R. Kaiser said.
Kaiser (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville, chairwoman of Montgomery’s delegation, proposed a bill to establish the Supplemental Public School Construction Matching Fund Program. Under the bill, counties with a triple-A bond rating and school systems with at least 100,000 students would be eligible for up to $20 million each year to fund a portion of school construction projects or project debt. Her House bill has 62 sponsors; a Senate version has 19...


  1. MCPS ignores the rules. Why should they be eligible for funding?

  2. If we're in a capacity crisis, why then did the current and former Montgomery County executives (Leggett and Duncan) sell lots of MCPS property to special interests for pennies on the dollar?


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