A monthslong dispute between the Baltimore County Council and Baltimore County Public Schools administrators about where to build a new high school is defused — for now.

Baltimore County leaders are considering a path forward for a sticky issue. The county wants to make best use of its planning and development arm, but school officials warn that decision could add up to $40 million more to the price tag of a school that already would cost around $150 million to build.

The issue is how to ease overcrowding in high schools across a fast-growing section of Northeast Baltimore County.

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