• school construction Sep 2

    Prince George's Public Schools Public-Private Proposal Gets Push Back

    With billions of dollars backlogged in school maintenance and construction costs, Prince George’s County leaders are considering using private dollars to build schools — a public-private partnership that would be the first of its kind in the nation. The Prince George’s County Public School system has an $8.5 billion backlog in construction, most of its buildings are 45 to 55…

  • public-private partnership Sep 2

    Prince George's Public Schools Public-Private Proposal Gets Push Back

    The Prince George’s County Public School system has some of the oldest school buildings in Maryland. With billions of dollars backlogged in maintenance and construction costs, county leaders are considering using private dollars to build schools. The public-private partnership would be the first of its kind in the nation. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins explains why the proposal...

  • Education Jan 24

    Maryland County Executives Support School Construction Bill

    Top local officials in Maryland’s most populated counties gathered Thursday to support a measure to steer significantly more money to school construction in the state. It was standing room only in the House Appropriations Committee hearing room for the measure known as the “Built to Learn Act.” “This will be the largest investment in school construction in Maryland’s history,”...

  • school construction Jan 24

    County Leaders Plead for School Building Funding in Annapolis

    Prince George’s, Montgomery and Frederick County leaders were among those testifying in Annapolis Thursday as the Maryland Legislature is set to consider the largest investment in school construction in state history. As News4’s Chris Gordon reports, the $2.2 Billion in funding being debated in Annapolis is only a fraction of the money needed to fix the backlog in upgrades many...

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