The classrooms have an "uneven climate," with some feeling like "a sauna" and others are too cold, she said.

Besides that, "some of our resources are ancient," she said, adding students regularly say they are embarrassed by the school and call it "trash" compared to other, newer buildings.

Residents speak out

Ryan Burbey, the new Harford County Education Association president, told the council he hopes to have a better relationship with council members in the future.

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"Moving forward, as we enter a new year, recognizing that we've all made mistakes in the past, I hope we can produce an air of cooperation in the county in regard to education," he said, adding he hopes to meet with each council member to discuss priorities.

"Without cooperation, we can't move forward," he said.

Burbey also mentioned the recent Labor Day as a recognition of the labor movement, of which he is an "ongoing part," and pointed out labor movement contributions like the eight-hour workday and the abolition of child labor.

Residents also talked about their opposition to the planned Walmart and the state's new Smart Growth mandate eliminating development rights in rural areas.

Boniface told The Aegis both topics would be issues for future legislation sometime this fall, but they were not on Tuesday's agenda.

The council also:

- Approved the Master Water and Sewer Plan for the fall.

- Recognized Reginald Traband as a Harford County Living Treasure.

- Approved the appointment of Janet Marie Fox to the Cultural Arts Board.