Thursday, March 01, 2018

School Construction Costs Are Rising, Grant Funding Would Start to Right the Ship


MACo Research Director Robin Eilenberg testified in support of Senate Bill 611, “Education – Healthy School Facility Fund – Established”, before the Senate Education and Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on February 27, 2018.

This bill establishes the Healthy School Fund which provides grant money to public schools to improve school facilities. With school construction costs increasing by over 50% in the past five years, it has been difficult for the State and count governments to keep up with school construction needs. The average school facility in the State is now 29 years old, and many require significant attention to address severe infrastructure and utility issues. This legislation begins the long road of addressing critical school building needs.

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