Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot visited Red Pump Elmentary School Thursday to view the new facility and sing its praises.
"He's here to see how the money was spent," said Kim Frum, public information officer for the Maryland comptroller's office.
Franchot toured the school along with superintendent of Harford County schools , principal , and others.
"The reason I'm so interested in this school is that data shows kids achieve better in clean schools," said Franchot, who serves on the state Board of Public Works.
Franchot said eight were reviewed last year and three received superior maintenance markings. He said the results are impressive when compared to areas like Montgomery County, where 24 schools were evaluated and only one received such recognition.
"We need to export Harford County to the rest of the state," Franchot said.