Owens to talk about study of schools' decay


Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has scheduled a news conference for Monday to discuss a 14-month study of the deterioration of school facilities, problems that could cost as much as a billion dollars to remedy.

The 117 county schools, of which 45 are more than 31 years old, are attended by about 74,000 students.

The 83-page report recommends increasing the county's piggyback tax and a "reach-back" property tax to pay for renovations.

The report is the product of the county's 36-member Citizens Committee on the Maintenance, Repair and Renovation of Public Schools.

Arthur Ebersberger and Walter Hall, co-chairmen of the committee, are to join Owens for the presentation.

Pub Date: 2/05/99

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