This week, the Howard County Times published a report from Allan Kittleman’s town hall meeting in Elkridge, Maryland on Tuesday, Feb 23rd. The open event lasted nearly two hours and covered a wide range of topics including traffic safety, classroom size, development among others.
Earlier in the day, the County Executive sent a letter to the School Board offering county resources to fund an independent assessment of air quality in school buildings. Concerns over air quality at several HCPSS schools had been a focal point for parents, teachers and administrators, and for the many parents in attendance, there seemed to be widespread interest in the County Executive’s proposal.
“My hope is that the county will be able to assist HCPSS with restoring the trust with residents that our buildings are safe, and that an independent analysis has been conducted on each building,” Kittleman said in his letter, which was paraphrased in the Times’ article.
The School Board has until March 9th to respond to the County Executive’s. As a separate entity, it is the Board of Education that ultimately decides whether the County may proceed with the review.
You can read the entire story in the Howard County Times here.