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Ribbon cutting ceremony held for newly upgraded Highlandtown Elementary and Middle School

Gov. Larry Hogan

(Baltimore, MD) -- Governor Larry Hogan and Mayor Brandon Scott were among the political leaders on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly upgraded Highlandtown Elementary and Middle School.

Our administration has made historic investments in education eight years in a row, including a record $55 billion for local school systems, and we worked together to deliver the largest school construction initiative in the history of the state so that every jurisdiction can dramatically accelerate its plans to modernize all school buildings,” said Governor Hogan. “I have always believed that every single child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in. This is truly a shining example of what we can accomplish when all of us at the state and local levels work together on behalf of our children.”

The school underwent a massive facelift with new paint and ceiling grids in classrooms and corridors.

The school also received an upgrade in security and sound systems as well as new technology, furniture, and cabinetry throughout the building.

The 21st Century School Building Program was responsible in part for the upgrades to Highlandtown.

The program is a partnership between the Maryland Stadium Authority, Baltimore City Public Schools, the City of Baltimore, and the Interagency Commission on Public School Construction.

Article contributed by source.metronetworks.com