Packed Halls and Cold, Cramped Classes: Students Tell Board of Subpar Conditions

School crowding took center stage Tuesday at the first public hearing about the proposed construction plan for Montgomery County Public Schools. It was standing room only at a public hearing about the school district’s capital budget and capital improvements plan (CIP), which total $1.82 billion. The budgets lay the groundwork for the MCPS construction plan over the next six years. The budgets, proposed by Superintendent Jack Smith, take aim at crowded schools, aging infrastructure and minor repairs countywide. (Bethesda)

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