X — The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County approved more $9.7 million in contracts to renovate and upgrade 30 schools in the county.
School officials report more than $7.7 million will go towards the design of a new Old Mill West High School expected to be built on the site of Papa John’s Farm in Millersville. The school is projected to be completed in 2023.
The approved contracts are also funding more than $803,000 for the design and construction of security vestibules at 24 schools. The schools include Bodkin, Broadneck, Brooklyn Park, Central, Davidsonville, Four Seasons, Glendale, Hilltop, Jacobsville, North Glen, and Oak Hill elementary schools; Annapolis, Bates, Brooklyn Park, Central, Corkran, Crofton, George Fox, Lindale, Macarthur, Meade, and Southern middle schools; and Marley Glen and Ruth Parker Eason schools.
“We are able to tackle these projects at a quicker pace thanks to the funding provided by the County Executive and County Council in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “That funding is being put to use right away to create safer and more up-to-date facilities in which our children can learn and our employees can work.”
The board also approved $835,000 in contracts to design and construct kindergarten additions at Sunset and Van Bokkelen elementary schools.