High Schools

School budget seeks $33 million for a new Talbott Springs Elementary

School budget seeks $33 million for a new Talbott Springs Elementary

Howard County is moving ahead with a proposal to fund a new Talbott Springs Elementary School despite state school planners challenging the need for a new building.

In a capital budget proposal released earlier this month, schools Superintendent Michael Martirano is looking for nearly $33 million over three years for a replacement school in Columbia.

Martirano is recommending a $89.2 million capital budget for the 2020 budget year, as part of $938 million 10-year master plan for capital improvements, or major construction projects.

The school board approved the proposed budgets Thursday night, but made some changes. In the long range plan it was...

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