Students at Annapolis High worry about future without robotics funding

In the weeks since County Executive Steuart Pittman released his $1.7 billion budget, students at Annapolis High School are wondering why funding for their robotics team was slashed. The Board of Education’s $40,000 request for high school robotics didn’t make it to Pittman’s proposal, which was revealed May 1. School board members advocated for the funding after hearing testimony from students across the county. Now, students in the Technology Student Association at Annapolis High worry the lack of funding will continue to deter other kids from joining the club — students are asked to pay $25 in dues. Natalie Hardin, 17, said students have complained the club is too “expensive.” (Balt. Sun)

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