AACo Board of Education approves $234.9 million 2018 budget

Posted at 9:52 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 23:50:29-04

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education unanimously approved a $234.9 million capital budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

The budget contains funding for renovation or replacement projects at eight schools and construction funding for a Crofton area high school. 

The plan will now be submitted to the State of Maryland for funding consideration. It will also be part of the school system's overall FY2018 budget request, which will be forwarded to the county executive in February 2017 after the Board holds additional public hearings.

The request allocates more than $172 million to the following existing major projects, in order of priority:

  • Manor View Elementary renovation (construction) - $13 million
  • High Point Elementary renovation (construction) - $15.3 million
  • George Cromwell Elementary renovation (construction) - $13.8 million
  • Jessup Elementary replacement (construction) - $17.1 million
  • Arnold Elementary replacement (construction) - $14.1 million
  • Edgewater Elementary (design/construction) - $15.1 million
  • Tyler Heights Elementary (design/construction) - $14.3 million
  • Richard Henry Lee Elementary (design/construction) - $13 million
  • Crofton area high school (construction) - $56.8 million

In addition, the Board's request includes:

  • $8.6 million for pre-K and kindergarten addition at Park and Shady Side elementary schools and the renovation of Carrie Weedon Science Center building
  • $6 million for classroom additions at Marley and Solley elementary schools
  • $7 million for open space enclosures at Brock Bridge and Shady Side elementary schools

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