At two Columbia schools, long-delayed upgrades fuel sense of ‘betrayal’

As a student at Hammond High School in Columbia, Ama Stott feels her school “isn’t equal to other schools in Howard County.” For one, she said, the building is practically windowless, with windows only in the ninth-grade wing and the cafeteria.“If you’re in the middle of the building and it’s raining, you have no idea until you get to the cafeteria,” the 16-year-old junior said. “If the school is going to close in the middle of [the] day for snow, we don’t even know. We have to text people to find out.” For nearly a decade, Hammond High has been on the Howard County Public School System’s list to receive a renovation and an addition. The project, however, has been repeatedly delayed. (Balt. Sun)

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