TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Board of Education Chair Kathleen Causey issued statements following County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s announcement indicating that he had identified $16 million in county funds for air conditioning and heating units in county schools.
This funding matches $13.4 million in state funding awarded by the Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction’s Healthy School Facility Fund.
The schools to receive temporary air conditioning solutions are Bedford Elementary, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies, Dulaney, Eastern Technical, and Lansdowne high schools, and Western School of Technology. Hampton Elementary is also scheduled to get a boiler replacement.
“We are appreciative to state and county elected leaders for their partnership in providing funding for temporary cooling solutions at six of our buildings without central air conditioning. During the last decade, we have made significant progress adding air conditioning in schools throughout the county through renovation and new building projects. This is another positive step that will provide more comfortable spaces for BCPS students to learn.” – BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.
“Our first priority as a Board is ensuring our children are equipped with the tools they need to learn in environments conducive to their success. I am very grateful for County Executive Olszewski’s support to move forward much-needed temporary air conditioning projects in our district.” – Board Chair Kathleen Causey.