Md. Official Proposes Cutting Back School Inspections

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The official who oversees Maryland public school construction is proposing drastically cutting back on school building inspections, citing staffing problems.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1UxplOY) that David Lever, the head of the state’s Interagency Committee on School Construction, proposed reducing the target for inspections during Wednesday’s meeting of the five-member committee.

Lever suggests lowering the target from this year’s 220 schools to 100 during the fiscal year that begins July 1, extending the time between inspections from six years to eight.

The board deferred action on the proposal at the request of a representative of Gov. Larry Hogan. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for the governor says Hogan included money in his budget for three more agency employees, including one for school inspections.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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