The Harford Board of Education put a shovel in the ground for Youth’s Benefit Elementary School, and agreed that Havre de Grace High School should have its turn, voting Monday to support local funding for new facilities at each school.
The board passed the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Improvement Plan by a 7-1 vote, with board member Robert Frisch voting against the plan, citing “principle.”
At a recent meeting, some members said the school replacement process has become political.
Supporters, students, and teachers of both schools have voiced their concern over a variety of issues—including safety, security, overcrowding, poor sanitary conditions, boarded up water fountains due to lead contamination, limited technology, and leaking roofs.
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