Statement from Board of Education President, Interim Superintendent on County Executive's Capital Budget Recommendation

January 15, 2016

Montgomery County Board of Education President Michael Durso and Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers released the following statement concerning the release of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s Capital Budget Recommendation: 

“Montgomery County Public Schools has been experiencing record enrollment growth for several years which has put a significant strain on our school buildings as we work to ensure that every student receives the best possible education. That’s why it is disappointing that County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended capital budget leaves us more than $113 million short of what we need in the next two years in our capital budget.

“We certainly recognize that funds are not limitless but it is essential that we continue investing in school construction to meet the needs of our surging enrollment. This recommended level of funding potentially means significant delays in numerous projects.

“In the coming weeks, we will seek to work with the County Council and our state leaders in Annapolis to secure more funding in an effort to keep much needed projects on track.”

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