ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland officials are forming a commission to review the state's school construction policies.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch made the announcement Friday.
The panel will make recommendations for more efficient and effective school construction practices. Maryland last reviewed its school construction policies in 2004.
The panel will include private sector representatives from the construction services and development industry, as well as local government and educational members and state officials. The panel will report back by December 2016.
On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works approved the issuance of $320 million in Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization revenue bonds by the Maryland Stadium Authority. They will be used to pay a portion of costs to design, construct and renovate 11 public school facilities.