Sunday, March 18, 2018

School Facility Index Sets Some Goalposts on School Construction

Zach Hands
Conduit Street

Senate Bill 1183 would establish educational facilities sufficiency standards and a facility condition index and use the index to rank all of Maryland’s public schools. This can help accurately inform the State and counties about what school construction needs exist here in Maryland. However, the indexing of facilities through a ranking system are a concern because it would be difficult for the index to properly take into account all of the factors and priorities that go into local decision making with school construction.
MACo Research Director Robin Eilenberg testified in support with amendments of HB 1495 before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on March 15, 2018.
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