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VIDEO: Franchot Makes Case for A/C in Baltimore County Schools

The state comptroller has come to the defense of students and parents at Middleborough Elementary School who have sought solutions for the lack of air conditioning at the school.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot has become one of the most vocal supporters for parents seeking air conditioning in all Baltimore Count Schools.

Franchot recently in Essex. Parents from the school attended the state Board of Public Works meeting when Baltimore County school officials asked for $7 million in school renovation funding. None of those funds were targeted for air conditioning.

Parents at have even suggested they would be willing to raise money to purchase window units for classrooms. County school , before Michael Sines, executive director of the school system's department of physical facilities, suggested the school community could raise the $1.6 million necessary to pay for central air conditioning at the school.

Franchot and Alan Southworth, a parent of a Middleborough Elementary student, recently made their case for air conditioning again outside in Dundalk, where the comptroller honoring the owner of the restaurant, Sam Tsakiris and his son, Marc,.

Assistant Regional Editor Bryan P. Sears contributed to this story.

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