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AACPS submits proposed budget, including millions for new school construction

Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 14:18:30-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto is proposing a $234.5 million FY2022 budget to the Board of Education.

It contains $75.8 million for construction of Old Mill West High School, where Papa John’s Farm currently sits on New Cut Road in Severn.

There's also $98 million for construction projects at Quarterfield, Hillsmere, Rippling Woods and West County Elementary Schools, as well as Old Mill Middle.

An additional $14 million is set aside to implement full-day kindergarten and pre-K at Van Bokkelen, Sunset, Brock Bridge, and Meade Heights elementary schools, and a four-classroom addition at Southgate Elementary School.

The School Board will hold a virtual public workshop on the budget proposal on September 10 at 6 p.m.

Public comment will be available during the regularly scheduled September 16 school board meeting at 10 a.m.

The County Council will review the plan and adopt a final school budget by June 2021.

If approved the budget will be submitted to the state for funding consideration.