Alison Warner said although Bel Air High School is "fortunate" to have a state-of-the-art building, she has had to go to Staples and ask for help buying supplies for students.

Others, meanwhile, continued to press for repairs to Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston, among other facilities.

Laura Runyeon said the facility has failing septic systems and students are occasionally asked not to flush toilets. They also cannot assemble as an entire school community.

Danielle Spagler, as well as her son, Nick Spagler, and Fran Dowres, asked for a new playground at Prospect Mill Elementary School.


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Danielle Spagler said the playground was built in 1973, is "older than I am" and is used by four classes, but only has four swings and a small climbing apparatus.

"The children have resorted to playing on a nearby hill for entertainment," she said.

A few people were concerned about how the meeting was conducted.

George Curry said he thinks the government should be willing to listen to each resident's full remarks, criticizing the limit of three minutes per speaker, even if representing a group.

Curry then said he was "getting tired" of waiting for resources and of having the educational system be a "pawn or pinata" for political or personal reasons.

He said despite getting increasingly less money year after year, teachers still do the best job they can for their students.

Despite the flood of teachers, several residents also asked the county to keep funding organizations like the library system or the Arc.

Al Morey noted the creator of the multi-branch system in Harford would have wanted the library to keep being funded.