Larry Hogan

Despite miles between them, future of Lansdowne, Dulaney high schools could be tied

Despite miles between them, future of Lansdowne, Dulaney high schools could be tied

The distance between Lansdowne and Dulaney high schools is 25 miles of Beltway driving — in traffic, the trip can take more than an hour.

Despite the distance, the futures of the two schools, as well as that of Towson High School, are deeply intertwined, as Baltimore County wrestles with a puzzle: Three school communities say they need new buildings, but Councilman Tom Quirk, chair of the council’s spending affordability committee, said the county only has funding for one.

The need is evident at all three schools. In six years, Towson High is expected to be more than 700 students over its state-rated capacity, and a 2014 facilities assessment noted worn finishes and...

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