The Baltimore County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent S. Dallas Dance's proposed fiscal year 2014 capital budget at its Tuesday night meeting.
The $72,275,070 proposal, which is notable for requesting air conditioning infrastructure for eight county schools, will be part of funding requests made to the state and county next year. Additionally, if approved, air conditioning will also be provided to schools slated for renovations that are still without.
State Comptroller Peter Franchot criticized former Superintendent Joe Hairston earlier this year for not requesting air conditioning funding in the fiscal year 2013 budget.
The 30 school projects are listed on the proposal—attached to this article—by order of priority.
The 2014 budget year begins July 1, 2013.