Board of Education To Talk About Superintendent Starr CIP Recommendation

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MCPS Board of Education
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The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to meet on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. to talk about Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr recommendation that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system.

The proposed amendments would increase the Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program budget to $1.75 billion from the $1.53 billion plan approved by the Montgomery County Council in May.

The majority of the additional funds would restore the timeline of projects that were delayed last year when a proposal for additional construction funds from the state failed to materialize, according to a release from the school system. Starr said he is hopeful the additional state funding will come through during the next session of the Maryland State Legislature, which begins in January.

The meetings are held at Carver Educational Services Center at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

Watch the meeting online here or live broadcast on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, and RCN Channel 88.

 
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