Friday, May 9, 2014
ROCKVILLE MAYOR AND COUNCIL STRESS SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING TO MOCO COUNCIL PRESIDENT CRAIG RICE
"We are ready, willing and able to join with you...to get to Annapolis" to testify for additional funds, Mayor Bridget Newton said.
Councilmember Tom Moore asked Rice for "every consideration" for construction of Richard Montgomery Elementary School No. 5. The cluster's elementary schools are "greatly overcrowded," Moore noted, and the new school is desperately needed.
Rice said, based on his review of Rockville's priorities, that the county council is "trying to adhere to many of the same policy goals," as the city. He also stressed the importance of assisting workforce development for those with special needs, and organizations such as Jubilee and ARC.
Ultimately, the holdup of construction funds for Rockville schools "is a joint problem," Rice said, that can only be resolved by working together with the city and the state.