ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1, the so-called “Built to Learn Act.”
The bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers.
HB-1 includes three northeastern Baltimore County school projects; a new elementary school in Rosedale, a new middle school at Nottingham Park, and an expansion of Pine Grove Middle School in Carney.
“This school construction funding bill should advance two new schools and an expansion project to ease overcrowding in the northeast, and move us closer to building new high schools in the future,” said Councilman David Marks.
“(BCPS) School Board member Julie Henn and I have been strong advocates for this bill, as well as all members of the Council and County Executive (Johnny) Olszewski,” Marks added.
The House of Delegates approved the bill on February 14th. The Senate passed the bill by a count of 45-0 on Tuesday night.