Tag: state spending

Missing “not” ties up school construction regs

State education officials came close to letting one word — or lack thereof — substantially change the effect of a massive school construction regulation that was approved by the Board of Public Works Wednesday.

David Lever, Maryland’s director of public school construction, said in an interview last week that he caught the omission of the word “not” in a section of the regulations regarding state spending on school renovations. Without a correction, that would have made it easier for schools to get major fixes more than once every 15 years.

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