Parents are sparring with public officials this week as the Baltimore County school board prepares to inspect a design for a controversial renovation of Lansdowne High School.
Warped walls, brown water, burst pipes and a sinking foundation are just some of the problems reported in the building, built in 1963. A 2014 school system report found that it was the worst high school facility in the county.
County officials are moving forward with plans for a renovation, which at $60 million would be the most expensive renovation ever in the county.
Some people, including parents, teachers and Comptroller Peter Franchot, say renovating such a dilapidated building is a waste of...