School Construction

December 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes $3.8 Billion for School Construction, New Accountability Effort

Gov. Larry Hogan announced education legislation Thursday for next year’s General Assembly session that includes greater money for school construction and new accountability efforts for underperforming schools. Hogan would pump $3.8 billion in school construction funding over the next five years, covering all the new building requests — as well as upgrades and repairs — […]

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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Housing Impact Fairness Act Would Raise $100 Million For Affordable Housing, School Construction

On Tuesday, Councilmember Evan Glass introduced The Housing Impact Fairness Act which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction throughout the county over the next decade. The Housing Impact Fairness Act ensures that all newly built single-family homes contribute fairly to Montgomery County’s infrastructure needs. This legislation is expected to close a […]

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January 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Spending Plan Tags $1.8 Billion for School Projects

Nearly $1.8 billion will be spent on Montgomery County school projects, according to a six-year proposed capital budget released Wednesday by County Executive Marc Elrich. The total proposed budget comes in at $4.3 billion. Montgomery County Public Schools would receive $1.775 billion to build 625 new classrooms in 26 additions, three schools and one reopened […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 16 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner meet with the media and the topics included: the status of bond agency reviews, transportation issues, school construction in the downcounty, burial sites legislation, minimum wage and the county’s effort to lure Amazon. Here’s the video:

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April 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Berliner Suggests Recordation Tax to Be Used to Pay for Bonds for School Construction (VIDEO)

The recordation tax could be used as a source of funding to pay for bonds that would in turn pay for projects to ease school overcrowding, Council President Roger Berliner said Monday. By putting $30 million a year for bonds, it would increase the amount of money the county has for school projects by $150 […]

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October 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Superintendent Releases Recommended Fiscal Year 2017-2022 CIP (VIDEO)

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is recommending a six-year, $1.72 billion construction plan for Montgomery County Public Schools in the fiscal year 2017-2022 Capital Improvements Program. The plan represents a $172 million increase over the current six-year CIP, which schools officials say is needed to deal with the district’s rapid enrollment growth. A new CIP is […]

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August 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Board of Education Approves Construction of Middle School in Kensington (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved on Aug. 20 construction of a middle school in Kensington. According to school officials, the project cost $48 million is could begin as soon as mid-September with an expected opening day of August 2017. In this MyMCMedia Extra, BOE Vice President Michael Durso said, “We are moving […]

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December 16, 2014 | Aline Barros

Residents Speak Up at the Silver Spring Advisory Board Meeting (VIDEO)

It was a full house at the Silver Spring Advisory Board meeting on Dec. 15 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Legislators from Districts 18, 19 and 20 were at the event to answer questions from residents, and to share their priorities in Annapolis. “This is the first time we actually have this type of […]

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November 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

Board of Education Table photo

School Board Approves Starr’s CIP Budget Add-Ons

UPDATED, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. – The Montgomery County Board of Education voted in favor of amendments to the school system’s capital improvements budget Monday night that adds nearly $220 million to the funding plan approved by the Montgomery County Council in May. The board voted in favor of the plan put forth by Superintendent […]

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November 5, 2014 | Aline Barros

Board of Education To Talk About Superintendent Starr CIP Recommendation

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to meet on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. to talk about Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr recommendation that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The proposed amendments would increase […]

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