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Officials To Pitch New Allegany HS To Maryland’s Board Of Public Works

January 25th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County school officials today will make their pitch for a new Allegany High School to Maryland’s Board of Public Works. Superintendent David Cox and a small contingent from the Allegany County Board of Education will be in Annapolis Wednesday to make their case once again to state officials. All indications are the local project received glowing reviews in November when a presentation was made to the Interagency Committee on School Construction, which must approve projects before the state Board of Public Works can fund them. It’s expected that today’s presentation will essentially mirror the November one with Cox expected to detail the land swap between the city of Cumberland and Western Maryland Health System that was necessary to allow the new school to be built on the site of the former Sacred Heart Hospital, about a mile from the current high school.  While securing funding, be it for the general fund or capital projects, can be a challenge in the current economy- State Senator George Edwards told the school board recently that he would anticipate no difficulties for Allegany County in securing state dollars for the new school…      

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