Legislators override governor’s veto to change school construction approval process
The Maryland General Assembly Thursday overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that strips the Board of Public Works, which Hogan serves on with Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, from approving school construction projects. Democratic lawmakers changed the process after they said the Republican governor and Democrat Franchot used the board’s review for political purposes. [Baltimore Sun]
Reward to be paid 146 years after murder is solved
Descendants of a tipster who helped a German city council solve the 1835 murder of the city’s mayor will receive a 1,000-euro reward at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival next month. The council intended to provide the reward to Frederick Rupp, a German immigrant who lived in D.C., but it was never paid to him. [MyMCMedia]
State Senate passes bill to require officers in public schools
The Maryland Senate Thursday approved the bill that requires a resource officer or police coverage in every public school. It also requires schools to have lockable classrooms and hold age-appropriate active shooter drills. It’s not yet clear how much the new requirements will cost or how they would be funded. [Washington Post]
Could changing MCPS boundaries help with inequity issues?
As school enrollment continues to grow in Montgomery County Public Schools, one writer analyzed the school system’s data to determine if changing boundary lines for schools could solve overcrowding issues and increase student performance. [Greater Greater Washington]
Nice day, but snow possible tonight and into Saturday
Friday is going to be mostly cloudy with a high near 69 and a nighttime low dropping to around 35 degrees. Rain is expected tonight and could turn into a wintry mix or snow overnight and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
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