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BOARD OF EDUCATION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES $216 MILLION CAPITAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019

The Board of Education today unanimously approved Superintendent George Arlotto’s recommended $216 million FY2019 capital budget, which contains construction funding for nine major school projects as well as funding for open space classroom enclosures, classroom additions, and additions for kindergarten and prekindergarten.

The budget approved by the Board is about $18.7 million more than the FY2018 capital budget approved by the County Council. The request adds no additional or new school renovation projects, and allocates nearly $133 million to the following existing major projects, in priority order:

  • Manor View Elementary renovation (construction), $3.8 million
  • High Point Elementary renovation (construction), $4.5 million
  • George Cromwell Elementary renovation (construction), $15.6 million
  • Jessup Elementary replacement (construction), $7.9 million
  • Arnold Elementary replacement (construction), $6.7 million
  • Edgewater Elementary renovation (construction), $19.7 million
  • Tyler Heights Elementary renovation (construction), $18.2 million
  • Richard Henry Lee Elementary renovation (construction), $16.9 million
  • Crofton Area High School (new construction), $54.8 million

In addition, the budget approved today includes $8 million for prekindergarten and kindergarten additions at Maryland City and Riviera Beach elementary schools and $10 million for classroom additions at Marley, Solley, and Glen Burnie Park elementary schools.

The complete capital budget can be found here.