"We can do these schools," Glassman said referring to those mentioned in David Craig's letter, "but we've got to think about them and plot them out" in order to get funding.
He also suggested that one project be put first on the program before being sent to the state so the county legislators have something to work toward.
"Every year one project is not on there," Glassman said, explaining that "it puts us at a disadvantage" when funding arises.
Woods asked the board to "not only consider Youth's Benefit Elementary School in the capital improvement program, but make it happen."
The case for Havre de Grace High School
Deanna Smith, of Havre de Grace, commented how "fabulous" it was to see people speaking up for their communities.
The Meadowvale Elementary PTA president passed out a chart to board members and other school system officials showing when all the schools in the county were built, renovated, modernized and/or rebuilt.
She said she was surprised to find out that the main building at Havre de Grace High was the fifth school in the county to be built in 1955 and has had only had one renovation since, in 1983.
"Thirty years worth of no activity for our kids and classrooms to benefit," Smith said. "We firmly believe that it is our turn."
Monique Watson, who is entering her senior year at Havre de Grace High and is 2013 class president, said she wanted to bring "a view from the kids, not just the parents" and to put an emphasis "on how we feel."
She said the consensus of the students is that the school is "kind of grimy" and "the toilet water is yellow and nobody has gone in it yet."
Monique added that nobody wants to drink from the water fountains because the water tastes bad.
The student said she hopes that her kids won't be in the same building where she and her mother went to school.
Cathy Vincenti, executive director of the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce, spoke on behalf of the business community supporting a new high school.
If a new high school isn't built soon, Vincenti said, "we become the old saying, 'A nice place to visit, but we wouldn't want to live there.'"
"Don't be a part of holding back the growth of Havre de Grace," she told the board.
Debbie Frick, Havre de Grace Middle School PTSA president, also talked about safety concerns at the school.
Congress Avenue is closed during the school day, Frick said, but reopens for traffic at the end of the day's classes, even when students are still crossing to get to the other side of campus.
There have been "near misses," she said, because kids forget the road has been reopened. In addition, Juniata Street goes right by the school and is not closed during the day. The school's athletic fields are on the opposite side of Juniata Street.
"[The roads are] very dangerous for our students," Frick added.