ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — Anne Arundel County's Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved construction projects to replace three elementary schools.
The schools are, Quarterfield, Rippling Woods, and Hillsmere elementary.
Construction for each of the new schools would take approximately two-and-a-half years with all three expected to be completed within five-years.
It's estimated that Quarterfield Elementary will cost $42.1 million to be rebuilt. The new building would be 84,000 square feet, an increase from the 45,885 at the current building.
Rippling Woods would increase from 76,500 to 101,500 square feet and cost an estimated $52.5 million to build.
The project would eliminate the County’s last remaining open space elementary school.
Then there's the $38.6 million planned construction to replace Hillsmere Elementary. The new building would consist of 68,000 square feet as opposed to the current 45,885.
Now that the projects have been approved by the board, the next step is to secure funding from the County to insure the schools can be built by the 2023-2024 school year.
If and when construction begins, students will continue to attend school at their current location until the new buildings are completed.