Board Of Education Approves $193 Million Capital Budget Request

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The Anne Arundel County Board of Education unanimously approved a $193 million Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) capital budget request on September 22, setting in motion the process to acquire state funding for construction and maintenance projects across the county.

The board made no changes to Superintendent George Arlotto’s recommendation, which contains construction funding for six major school projects and design funding for a seventh. The plan contains $128.2 million for major capital projects that include construction at the following schools, in priority order:

  • Quarterfield Elementary School, $5 million

  • Hillsmere Elementary School, $5.7 million

  • Rippling Woods Elementary School, $6 million

  • Old Mill West High School, $44 million

  • West County Elementary School, $21.6 million

  • Old Mill Middle School South, $40.6 million

Dr. Arlotto’s recommendation also contains $5.3 million for design of a new Center of Applied Technology – North, which is scheduled to be constructed on the current Old Mill High campus.

The board’s request also includes $30 million for building systems renovations, $10 million for classroom additions at Southgate Elementary School and Crofton Middle School, and $3.5 million for athletic stadium improvements.

The plan will be submitted to the State of Maryland for funding consideration. It will also be part of the school system’s overall FY2023 budget request, to be forwarded to County Executive Steuart Pittman in February 2022 after the board holds additional public hearings. The Anne Arundel County Council will review that plan and adopt a final capital budget for the school system by June 2022.

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