By Rick Abbruzzese
Director of Public Affairs
2004: During the Ehrlich Administration, The Kopp Commission, a Blue-ribbon commission led by the State’s non-partisan Treasurer, declared that, “Maryland faces a crisis in public school construction” and that “the state would need to allocate at least $250 million annually for the next eight years” to pull us out of the crisis.
2007: The O’Malley-Brown Administration invests a record $400 million into school construction projects.
2008-2011: The O’Malley-Brown Administration continues to invest heavily in school construction projects including this new school construction project at Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis (pictured above).
August 2011: Construction on Germantown elementary school is completed. As Molly Connors, a mother of a fifth grade student explains, The new facility is “great for the community, great for the kids and great for Annapolis.”