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Pitch for State Money to Fund Bennett Middle School Construction

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Wicomico County officials made their pitch to the Maryland Board of Public works for extra money to build Bennett Middle School.

Wicomico County public schools would like $10.2 million for the fiscal year 2015 for ongoing construction of the facility.

The interagency Committee on School construction has recommended funding only $7.6 million.

Superintendent John Fredericksen told the Board that his number one priority is Bennett Middle School.

Construction is already underway in Fruitland but without additional funding approved by the state the school system would have to go to the county to make up the $2.6 million gap.

The Wicomico County Council suspended funding for the project at one point because of financial concerns but then resumed it for 2013. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.