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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:

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. [1]