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Somerset County Parents Want New Technology Center

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WESTOVER, Md.- A number of Somerset County parents say the J. M. Tawes Technology Center is outdated. A new center is being proposed and the Somerset Board of Education is backing it.

Matt Lankford, of Rehobeth, says he wants students in the county to have an edge in education as well.  He says other schools in Maryland have more up-to-date technology and programs offered.

"I would like to see more opportunities for our children here in Somerset County, such as pre-engineering classes, bio-medics, the STEM Program, science, technology, engineering, and math."

Lankford started a petition drive in the county and says hundreds have signed it.  The board of education voted unanimously to move forward with the plans for the new tech center.

Next, the Somerset County commissioners will have to approve the plans and then it will go to the state.  Lankford said this will not just benefit students, but the county as well.

"It would bring stimulus to our county," he said. "It would help our existing businesses, and so forth, and would attract more business."

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