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MGT OF AMERICA HOSTING PAIR OF SESSIONS TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY INPUT ON NEW SCHOOL FACILITIES STUDY

MGT of America, the company charged with conducting the new school facilities study for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Anne Arundel County Government, will host two public meetings later this month to provide an opportunity for county residents to voice their feelings about how the county should proceed in eradicating its infrastructure backlog and undertake school construction or renovation projects.

Meetings will be held from:

At the meetings, MGT officials will provide an overview of the study, answer questions about the process the company is using, and facilitate small-group breakout sessions during which residents can discuss their opinions about how to prioritize future school renovation and construction activities.

The $313,667 contract between MGT of America and the County signed last month will develop a new blueprint for renovation and construction over the coming decade. It calls for work to be performed and a report submitted in time to shape decisions for the Fiscal Year 2017 capital budget, which will be presented to the Board of Education in September. The County, using funding that the County Council set aside for this purpose two years ago, executed the agreement in order to expedite the process.

MGT, which conducted the 2006 study on which the last decade of school construction projects has been based, will utilize some of the historical documentation it has on hand from that effort as well as new information gleaned from this initiative.

As part of the process, MGT will:

The timeline calls for a final report to the Board of Education due in August.