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Howard County executive candidates share common ground on education as a priority

Howard County executive candidates share common ground on education as a priority

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...

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