Maryland county asking for an extra $41 million for construction

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is recommending the county direct about $41.3 million more than he originally proposed toward school construction projects.

The extra funds would produce a total of more than $1.5 billion for Montgomery County Public Schools’ capital improvement program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020, compared to Leggett’s original proposal in January of about $1.1 billion.

Leggett’s recommendation to increase county funding for the school system follows unsuccessful efforts in the General Assembly to give Montgomery $20 million more a year in state funding for school construction projects.

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