ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Superintendent George Arlotto Submits $209.1 Million Capital Budget to Board Of Education
Anne Arundel County Public Schools issued the following announcement on Sept. 11.
Superintendent George Arlotto today recommended a $209.1 million FY2021 capital budget to the Board of Education that contains funding for nine major school projects, including the design of a new west county elementary school and a new Old Mill Middle School South.
Dr. Arlotto’s recommendation is $43.2 million more than the Fiscal Year 2020 approved capital budget. It contains $3 million for the design of the elementary school, to be constructed on the west side of Route 3/301 in the vicinity of the Two Rivers community, and $4 million for feasibility study and design of a new Old Mill Middle School South, to be built on the current Southgate/Old Mill Park.
•Edgewater Elementary School, construction ($5.6 million)
•Tyler Heights Elementary School, construction ($4.8 million)
•Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, construction ($4.4 million)
•Quarterfield Elementary School, design/construction ($18.4 million)
•Hillsmere Elementary School, design/construction ($15.2 million)
•Rippling Woods Elementary School, design/construction ($21.9 million)
•Old Mill West High School, construction ($68.4 million)
Also included is $9 million for full-day kindergarten and prekindergarten additions at Sunset and Van Bokkelen elementary schools, and $11 million for a classroom addition and cafeteria expansion at Arundel Middle School.
Dr. Arlotto also presented the Board with a recommended six-year Capital Improvement Plan which allocates requested funding for projects through FY2026.
The Board will hold a public workshop on Dr. Arlotto’s recommendations at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, in the Board Room at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. No public testimony will be taken at the workshop, but testimony will be taken at a public hearing scheduled to be held before the Board takes up initial adoption at its regularly scheduled September 25 meeting. That meeting begins at 7 p.m.
After approval by the Board, the plan will be submitted to the State of Maryland for funding consideration. The plan will also be part of the school system’s overall FY2021 budget request, to be forwarded to the County Executive in February 2020 after the Board holds additional public hearings. The County Council will review that plan and adopt a final capital budget for the school system by June 2020.
Dr. Arlotto’s FY2021 Capital Budget and Six-Year Improvement Plan
Original source can be found here.
Source: Anne Arundel County Public Schools