said he believes more schools in his district, which stretches from Towson to Perry Hall, should have been budgeted for air conditioning this year.
"I am disappointed that not a single school northwest of Towson is scheduled to receive air conditioning ... all I'm saying is that the northeast area that I represent deserves the same level of treatment as other areas I represent," Marks said.
A list of the ten schools, recently by the county to receive air conditioning can be found . County Executive Kevin Kamenetz received praise from State Comptroller Peter Franchot following the budget announcement, Patch .
"The county executive deserves credit for making this investment in climate control, particularly in light of the ongoing fiscal challenges that continue to face Baltimore County as a result of the sluggish economy. I am optimistic that he will continue to take steps in future years to address the conditions of those schools in Baltimore County that remain without air conditioning," Franchot stated.
Marks said he is "hopeful" that more schools in the northeast will receive air conditioning in 2013 and 2014. He said he would like to see all schools in the county air conditioned within the next three to five years.
Installation costs less in newer schools, according to Marks, yet and —both Perry Hall schools built in the 1990s—remain without air conditioning.
"My wife and I understand this from first-hand experience," said Marks, whose son attends Joppa View.
Marks released the following list of Perry Hall schools that do not have air conditioning:Perry Hall Schools
AC or Planned ACY Y Y N Y N N
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