Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Franchot: MCPS officials there have an attitude of “icy indifference to school maintenance.”

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) told public school officials on Wednesday that they should maintain the facilities they already have and not expect a rush of state funds to replace aging structures.
“Look, we’re sitting in a building right now that was built in 1772,” said Hogan while meeting in an ornately decorated reception room in the Maryland State House. “It seems to be working pretty well for us, and it’s very well maintained. We’re not building a new statehouse every 15 or 20 years.”
Hogan’s comments came at the annual “beg-a-thon,” when public school officials are given 10 minutes to explain to the Maryland Board of Public Works — a three-member board that approves most major state expenditures — why their construction projects deserve state funding...

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