ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. William Donald Schaefer submitted yesterday a supplemental capital budget that transfers $7 million out of other projects in order to boost school construction and renovation projects next year.
The money would raise to $64.7 million the amount the state is paying for schools next year.
"The importance of adequate school facilities, and the urgency of some projects, make it essential that more dollars go into next year's construction program," Governor Schaefer said in a written statement.
Last week, the state Board of Public Works approved nearly $46 million in school projects and agreed to consider spreading $12 million among $45 million in additional projects proposed in Baltimore and 11 counties.