Maryland Governor Proposes $370 Million for School Construction

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley recently proposed spending more than $370 million in the fiscal 2013 budget on public school construction in the state, the second highest single-year funding level in state history, according to state officials.

If approved, the plan will create new jobs and improve educational facilities throughout Maryland, O’Malley said. He has emphasized school construction since he first ran for governor in 2006.

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Md. District Approves $1.49 Billion Building Plan

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $1.49 billion, six-year construction plan that will result in renovations or additions to 29 of the county’s 200 schools, as well as the construction of a new elementary and middle school in Clarksburg.

The plan, part of a $3.9 billion capital budget that increases capital spending for county schools by more than 17 percent, takes advantage of an estimated 30 percent drop in construction costs in the area over the last two years.

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