But Kamenetz also named legislation related to guns and ammunition among his priorities as well, saying such measures are directly connected to school safety concerns.
In a statement on his legislative priorities, the executive noted his recent letter to state and federal legislators urging measures that would halt exceptions to national background checks and stop the sale of assault weapons and "high capacity" ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds.
Kamenetz recalled the first day of school when a
Kamenetz said school funding — primarily for construction — was also at the heart of recent meetings he has had with county legislators.
"We have one of the oldest school inventories in the state, and 80 percent of our schools are more than 40 years old," Kamenetz said in the statement.
Given that, he said, "it is imperative that we get a bigger piece of the school funding pie. Last year, Baltimore County only received 12.8 percent of the total allocation, and that is simply not sufficient."
On Monday, Gov.
Kamenetz said that for Baltimore County, he'll seek $123 million for school renovation and construction projects, $16.8 million in energy efficient grants and $5 million for safe school initiatives.
The $123 million capital request, he said, will include money for a new elementary school along the York Road corridor, an addition for Hereford High School and renovations for
The request also includes funding for air conditioning for