Though those schools won't be seeing state funding this year, Arlotto has requested county money for all three in fiscal 2018. His budget includes $15.1 million for Edgewater, $14.3 million for Tyler Heights and $13 million for Richard Henry Lee, for project design and renovation work.
The school system's other big-ticket requests Wednesday included an additional $11.6 million for a replacement Jessup Elementary School (Hogan's budget proposal awarded the project $1 million), $5.2 million for a replacement Arnold Elementary School and $3.1 million for revitalization work at George Cromwell Elementary School in Glen Burnie.
Arlotto also highlighted a request for more money for renovations at Meade Middle School and Four Seasons and Broadneck elementary schools. He also asked for $1.2 million for a six-classroom addition at Solley Elementary School, which is projected to see steady enrollment growth as residential development in the area advances.
Arlotto and Schuh also took questions from Franchot about the school system's treatment of children whose parents are undocumented immigrants or who may themselves be undocumented.
President Donald Trump, who has advocated stricter enforcement of immigration laws, signed an executive order Wednesday to start the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. The president is also expected in coming days to sign another order blocking Syrian refugees from entering the country and suspending immigration of people from a half-dozen majority-Muslim countries.
Arlotto said the Anne Arundel school system does not ask its students for proof of citizenship.
"For us in Anne Arundel County, all means all," he said. "If students enter our building, we register them." He said the school system has bilingual employees who have reached out to immigrant communities to "reassure parents that schools are a safe place to be."
Schuh said his administration "believes that the United States should enforce its border laws and ... that citizenship should mean something in this country."
But he said he "wholeheartedly" supports the schools system's policy toward children of immigrants.
"These young children, from wherever they came, they're here, they're in our care, they have to be educated and provided for ... Any human being deserves to be cared for."
School funding decisions head next to Maryland legislators, who must approve a spending plan before the session ends in April.