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Andres Alonso

Dude, where's my schools? City's plan to modernize school buildings falls short of original estimates

Dude, where's my schools? City's plan to modernize school buildings falls short of original estimates

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young wants to know where 20 new schools went. "I know we started out with 50 schools," he said. "Now we find there is going to be less schools we're able to renovate. I am saddened to hear it, and I want to know why this is taking place." He was talking to School Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Dr. David Lever, executive director of the InterAgency Committee on School Construction, and Michael Frenz, the executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, at a hearing of the council's Education and Youth Committee. How a celebrated $1.1 billion plan to build or renovate 45 schools suddenly became a $970...

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