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Severna Park High School Missing from State Budget

O'Malley's capital budget includes funding for 32 local projects in Anne Arundel.

Gov. Martin O'Malley's capital budget includes funding for 32 local projects in Anne Arundel. (Patch file photo)
Gov. Martin O'Malley's capital budget includes funding for 32 local projects in Anne Arundel. (Patch file photo)

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled his capital budget for 2014-2015 this week, and it includes a slew of new construction projects in Anne Arundel County—but one is curiously absent.

A total of 13 school construction projects are funded in the budget, but missing from the list was the school system's requested $26 million funding for Severna Park High School.

Topping the list of capital projects are the Dorsey Run Correctional Facility, a 560-bed minimum security compound in Jessup, improvements at Meade High School in Odenton, and a replacement for the City of Annapolis' water treatment plant.

School officials said they still have a chance to request additional funding from the state next week, and barring that, can appeal to the Anne Arundel County Council.

The full list of county projects being funded in O'Malley's budget follows:

  • Dorsey Run Correctional Facility—$15.3 million
  • Meade High School—$7.5 million
  • Annapolis Water Treatment Plant Replacement—$6.7 million
  • Patapsco Sewershed Sewer Improvements—$5.7 million
  • Courts of Appeal Building Lobby and ADA Improvements—$3.7 million
  • Rolling Knolls Elementary School—$3.4 million
  • North Glen Elementary School—$2.2 million
  • Magothy River Middle School—$1.7 million
  • National Cryptological Museum —$1 million
  • YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County—$1 million
  • Meade Heights Elementary School—$895,000
  • Nantucket Elementary School—$892,000
  • Jacobsville Elementary School—$880,000
  • Annapolis High School Athletic Facilities—$700,000
  • South River High School Athletic Facilities—$700,000
  • AAMC Cardiac Catheterization Lab Renovation—$500,000
  • Benfield Elementary School—$500,000
  • Hospice of the Chesapeake—$500,000
  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts—$500,000
  • Jones Elementary School—$464,000
  • Rockhold Creek Engineering and Dredging—$275,250
  • National Sailing Hall of Fame—$250,000
  • New Annapolis Regional Library—$250,000
  • Bywater Park Development Project—$202,371
  • Drumco - Assessment and Remediation Project—$200,000
  • Mills Parole Elementary School—$115,952
  • Park Elementary School—$77,000
  • Pocahontas Creek Entrance Channel Dredging—$75,000
  • City of Annapolis - Citywide Harbor Improvements—$50,000
  • Wilson Farmstead—$50,000
  • Highland Beach Town Hall Museum Annex—$46,000
  • West County Area Library Renovation—$36,000
Check this map to find out where capital projects are being funded across the state.
Noreen Dalisera January 18, 2014 at 02:20 PM
You have to be kidding; Severna Park High School left out of the funding for the new school. Wasn't this a guarantee for the funding to be available for the new school with construction starting this year? Looking at the list, there are schools receiving funding for projects that were recently rebuilt.

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