The men vying for county executive in Howard County deemed education funding to be a top priority.
Republican incumbent Allan Kittleman blamed the school board for a $50 million deficit in the school system budget, which he said was caused by the “neglected health fund.”
“That school system needs to get their act together,” Kittleman said at a Thursday night forum with his Democratic challenger, Calvin Ball.
Kittleman said school superintendent Michael Martirano is a “much better person to be there” than his predecessor, Renee Foose, who resigned after her relationship with the Board of Education, teachers union and parents soured.
Kittleman, who said the...