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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COUNCIL’S COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SUPPORTS LEGISLATION ADDRESSING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION...

COUNCIL’S
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SUPPORTS LEGISLATION ADRESSING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLCONSTRUCTION MODEL FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Legislation to
Receive Final Vote During Scheduled Council Session Tuesday, October 20th

 

The Prince George’s County Council’s Committee of the Whole (COW), during its virtual meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020, voted to move forward, with amendments, CR-100-2020,a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing a groundbreaking school
construction model for Prince George’s County Public Schools.  

 

Council ChairTodd M. Turner (D-District 4) says the committee vote offers significant
progress toward employing creative strategies that build schools in PrinceGeorge’s County.

 

“The Council
committee’s favorable recommendation of an MOU, the governance document for theAlternative School Construction project, is an important step forward and sets
the structure for the Council to fulfill its budget and oversight obligationsas we move closer to this first-of-its-kind school construction model.”

 

The Alternative
Construction Financing program, a proposed multi-year public-privatepartnership, would build six new public schools in the County, providing
upgraded learning environments for approximately 8,000 students, over the nextfour years. 

 

Chair Turner,
acknowledging the joint commitment to the effort, adds there is still more todo to achieve this first of its kind school construction model in the U.S. and
the state of Maryland.

 

“We acknowledgethe hard work of our leadership teams and staff to move us closer to our goal
and look forward to achieving the work ahead through our continuing jointcommitment with Prince George’s County Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson, and our
school system, the Board of Education, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, andstate lawmakers, in response to the needs of our children and
residents.”   

 

CR-100-2020 will appear on the County Council agenda for a final vote during the Council session scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 

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