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September 19, 2016

AG’s office says Hogan likely can’t mandate post-Labor Day open

Attorney General Brian Frosh’s office has said Gov. Larry Hogan likely exceeded his authority by mandating that schools not open until after Labor Day. Hogan’s office, in […]
September 15, 2016

Agency approves waiver to speed AC to Baltimore County schools

A state agency has given a thumbs up to Baltimore County’s application for a waiver regarding the process for soliciting bids to get air conditioning into schools. […]
September 14, 2016

Kamenetz seeks Hogan’s help in school AC plan

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has asked Gov. Larry Hogan to support a waiver that would allow the county’s accelerated […]
August 31, 2016

Causey discusses vote against heat policy change

In an interview on WBAL Radio, Baltimore County Public Schools board member Kathleen Causey discussed why she voted against changing BCPS’ heat-closure policy. The board voted […]
August 30, 2016

BCPS changes its new heat-closure policy

The Baltimore County board of education revised its heat-closure policy tonight, raising the bar for when schools should close. Under the new policy, non-air-conditioned schools will […]
August 29, 2016

Marisol Johnson will propose amendment to BCPS heat policy

Baltimore County Pubic Schools board member Marisol Johnson said she will offer an amendment at Tuesday’s meeting that would alter the newly passed heat-closure policy. The […]
August 28, 2016

BCPS to revisit new heat-closure policy

Baltimore County Public Schools’ board of education passed its new heat-closure policy on August 9. But the board will be reviewing that policy at this Tuesday’s […]
August 28, 2016

Is Gov. Hogan about to mandate that schools start after Labor Day?

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office says he and Gov. Larry Hogan will make “an important announcement regarding Maryland’s public school starting date” later this month in Ocean […]
May 11, 2016

Hogan and Franchot withhold $10 million from county in fight over school AC

The Board of Public Works, during a meeting that at least one observer called “a fiasco,”  today withheld $10 million from Baltimore County school construction because […]
January 20, 2016

Baltimore County Board of Ed votes to spend $10 million on AC, but portable units not assured

The Baltimore County Board of Education has voted to add $10 million to its budget to provide air conditioning to schools that don’t currently have it. […]