Damascus High School Parents Strategize to Avoid More Construction Delays

Concerned parents met at Damascus High School Tuesday night to try and find ways to make sure improvements to the school were not delayed again due to budget concerns.

The current construction has already been delayed once. That pushed completion back to 2026. Built in 1950, the school last saw upgrades in 1978. And as signs displayed at the meeting indicated, it is the oldest school building in the county.

Councilmember Dawn Luedtke met with the group to help them strategize how to make their voices heard before the council.

Luedtke commented on the situation in a statement to myMCM: “This is a community where the high school represents far more than physical classroom space. Damascus High School is truly the hub of the community, providing community gathering space and educational opportunity. The building should reflect that. The concerns about the high school’s failing infrastructure and limited accessibility are growing. Our county’s construction resources are limited, but Damascus has waited long enough.”

Luedtke vowed to continue to work with her council colleagues to find the funds to prevent a suggested additional two-year delay to the construction.

The event was organized by Damascus HS Cluster PTSA.

(Photo courtesy Cluster Coordinator Aimee Ibachache)



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