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Exec, new superintendent butt heads over need for new schools [25 years ago]

From The Aegis dated July 14, 1988:

New Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Ray Keech had been on the job not even two weeks 25 years ago this week and already he was butting heads with Harford County Executive Habern Freeman.

The two were having a back and forth about the need for new schools.

In its capital plan to be reviewed in the fall, the school system was proposing six new elementary schools, one new middle school and a new school system headquarters be funded in 1989-1990;.

The proposal called for the county to fund $21 million and the state $17 million, and to have the county forward fund 65 percent of the state's portion, which...