The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County will discuss and vote on contracts to design and build classroom additions at four elementary schools at its next meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in the Board Room at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.
The contracts will cover architectural engineering design and construction administration for additions at Marley, Riviera Beach, Solley, and Shady Side elementary schools. Solley Elementary is set to receive a six-classroom addition, while the other schools will receive four-classroom additions.
The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis. The Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. to vote to go into closed session, during which time it will discuss confidential matters as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act including, but not limited to, legal advice, personnel, and negotiations. Closed session is not open to the public. The general session of the meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 10:00 a.m.
A complete agenda for the meeting accompanies this news release. More information on agenda items will be posted on the AACPS website in the Board Docs section under the Board of Education tab.
The general session of Wednesday’s Board meeting will be broadcast live on AACPS-TV, which can be found on Channel 96 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 36 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 996 on Comcast and Channel 496 on Broadstripe. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. the day after the meeting and 2:00 p.m. on subsequent Sundays.
The meeting can also be viewed live on the Internet here.
Archived videos of Board meetings can be found online here.
BOARD TO TOUR OF ANNEARRUNDELL COUNTY FREE SCHOOL MUSEUM
Also on Wednesday, the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA) will provide Board of Education members with a tour of the Annearrundell County Free School Museum at 2 p.m.. This tour was originally scheduled for May 4, but was postponed.
The structure is believed to be the only surviving schoolhouse constructed as a result of the Maryland Free School Act of 1723. It now functions as a living history classroom, a museum, a repository for education artifacts, and a place for interested citizens to study the history of public education since its beginning in the 1700s.
The museum is located off Rutland Road near Route 450 in Davidsonville. It is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month from April through August. School tours led by AARSPA members can be arranged by appointment.