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O’Malley To Propose $350 Million For School Construction

January 11th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The line forms on the right for boards of education across Maryland now that Governor Martin O'Malley says he will be proposing more than $370 million for school construction in the fiscal year 2013 budget. O'Malley made the announcement on Tuesday with House Speaker Michael Busch in Annapolis. The governor says the amount, if approved, would be the second highest-single-year funding level in state history. O'Malley also says it brings the administration's six-year school construction commitment to nearly $2 billion. O'Malley also says the administration will include $15.3 million for a bond program that funds school improvements. Another $6 million will be included in the Aging Schools Program. In Allegany County, the push will be for a new Allegany High School. That process got underway in earnest last month when Superintendent David Cox and other local officials presented the case for a new school to the Interagency Committee on School Construction…

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