Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 01, 2010

Franchot to Visit Two Howard County Schools, Focus on Construction Funding and Superior Maintenance


WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Delegate Gail Bates

                  Dr. Sydney L. Cousin, superintendent, Howard County Public Schools

Ms. Terry Alban, chief operating officer, Howard County Public Schools

Mr. Ken Roey, executive director of facilities planning and management

Mr. Bruce Gist, director of school construction

Ms. Ellen Giles, chair, Howard County Board of Education


WHAT:           Comptroller Peter Franchot will join Howard County Public School System administrators, as well as state and local officials as they tour Clarksville Middle and Worthington Elementary schools. The school board is asking the state for more than $30 million in total for various projects, of which nearly $3 million has been requested for Clarksville Middle School.  Comptroller Franchot will recognize Worthington Elementary for its superior maintenance practices during his visit to Howard County.


As in years past, Comptroller Franchot, as a member of the state’s Board of Public Works, which approves school construction funding, plans to visit schools statewide to make a first-hand assessment of current needs, as well as long-term plans for future renovations. Overall, approximately $772 million has been requested from 21 school districts throughout Maryland.


WHEN:           TODAY, March 1, 2010         



WHERE:         Clarksville Middle School


1:30 p.m.


6535 S. Trotter Road


Clarksville, MD 21029




                       Worthington Elementary School


2:45 p.m.


4570 Roundhill Road

Ellicott City, MD 21043


CONTACT:    Caron Brace, 410-212-9414 (cell)