Baltimore County Public Schools has withdrawn its contentious, $35 million proposal to renovate and reuse Loch Raven Elementary School, its superintendent said Tuesday.

Superintendent Dallas Dance said the county asked the school system to reevaluate the plan to demolish parts of the building, a course of action that was delayed earlier this month by a historical commission concerned about whether preserving a 1949 addition to the building wasn’t feasible.

“At the request of our funding authorities, we withdrew our proposal … so we can ensure that we are maximizing our FY 16 capital dollars,” Dance wrote in a text message

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