Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (left) visited Leonardtown M.S. to discuss funds for a renovation project for the school. (Submitted photo)
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 18, 2009)—On March 12, 2009, Mr. Peter Franchot, comptroller of Maryland, visited Leonardtown Middle School. Comptroller Franchot's visit was related to St. Mary's County Public Schools' fiscal year 2010 state capital improvements program request for construction funding for the limited renovation of Leonardtown Middle School. The requested renovation project would replace and/or renovate five major building systems, including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as the fire sprinklers, lighting, security, public address system, and wireless technology.
During his visit, Comptroller Franchot toured the building and met with Board of Education members and school system staff regarding the project. The Leonardtown Middle School limited renovation project is currently under appeal with the state.
Comptroller Franchot's remarks were positive regarding the project. "Help is on the way," he said.
A funding announcement for the FY 2010 state capital improvement program will follow the close of the Maryland General Assembly in April 2009.