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Governor, Comptroller Not Happy With School Construction Numbers

November 7th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

In a heated discussion with a state official this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot aired their serious concerns about the state’s spending on education, particularly for public school construction projects.  David Lever, the executive director of the state’s Public School Construction Program, appeared before the board to explain a contract for additional spending for local school systems with significant enrollment growth or relocatable classrooms. In the contract, which was approved 3-0 by the board, $5,864,000 went to Gaithersburg High School and $1,046,000 went to Severna Park High School. Allegany County Commissioner President Bill Valentine has expressed concern with the county being asking to front ten million in funding, and he asked the governors staff to look into it…

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