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New schools open in Jessup and Arnold in Anne Arundel County

Posted: 4:43 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 17:50:45-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — Fresh faces, fresh paint and a fresh outlook on school all of that is in store for students in Anne Arundel County.

Two new schools in the county and two revitalized schools have teachers and students looking forward to the new school year.

A new school year begins for students in Anne Arundel County, but there is more than just nervous first graders in the county.

Arnold Elementary and Jessup Elementary have been replaced with brand new buildings and High Point and Manor View Elementary have been revitalized.

With a 90 million dollar budget for the two new schools, they will see an increase in student capacity. Arnold Elementary school will increase it's capacity by a little more than 100 students to 565 students while, Jessup will increase it's capacity by 300 students to 773 students. It's not just new classrooms in store for these new schools.

"More security cameras, double entry ways in all of those schools so you don't have direct access from a front door directly to a hallway that connects to classrooms and students for example."

With new security in place that allows teachers to focus on their students and new learning equipment.

We have lots of new books, we have a new aftercare room for our students who stay after school," said Michelle Salb. "A new playground of course which is a big hit for our students and everything is brand new right down from our shinny floors to the new seats they sit on."

New equipment is nice but as Mosier points out, it's still the teachers that make the school experience for the students meaningful.