By DAVE McMILLION
Funding for school improvement projects has decreased over the years, hurting the school system's ability to modernize classrooms and prepare them for the growth that's expected to come, school officials told local lawmakers Friday.
State lawmakers met with the Washington County Board of Education in Hagerstown to determine the school system's needs.
Although state legislators do not control the funding to local schools, school board members wanted state lawmakers to realize what they are experiencing.
The Washington County Commissioners, who provide funding for schools, had been setting aside up to $5 million annually for capital imporvement projects in the school system, school officials said.