State Gives County Schools $33M for Construction

Three Severna Park elementary schools will receive funding for construction projects.

Anne Arundel County will be getting $33.3 million from the state this year for construction projects at more than 20 schools, including three from Severna Park.

Newly reopened  received $1.1 million for additions and renovations. This money isn't for additional work, but to repay the county for work that was already completed.

was given $882,000 for kindergarten additions and Severna Park Elementary School will receive $766,000 for pre-K additions.

The funding comes from the state’s Board of Public Works, which approved construction improvements at 206 schools across the state to the tune of $349.2 million, according to David Lever of the Maryland Public School Construction Program.

The Maryland Board of Public Works had already allotted $20 million for county schools, but on Wednesday, the board agreed to an additional $12.6 million.

Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state. A number of other projects are getting local funding, with the state reviewing the plans, said schools Chief Operating Officer Alex Szachnowicz.

The county school projects on the approved funding are:

  • Annapolis High School—$1.89 million for HVAC
  • Severna Park Elementary School—$766,000 for pre-K additions
  • Oak Hill Elementary School—$882,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Glen Burnie Park Elementary School—$271,000 for roofing
  • Broadneck High School—$2.03 million for science lab renovation and open-space classroom conversion
  • Deale Elementary School—$690,000 for roofing
  • Chesapeake High School—$1.89 million for HVAC
  • Folger McKinsey Elementary School—$1.1 million for additions and renovations
  • Point Pleasant Elementary School—$2.05 million for additions and renovations
  • Northeast High School—$6.61 million for additions and renovations
  • Central Middle School—$2.46 million for open-space classroom conversion
  • Bodkin Elementary School—$720,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Phoenix Annapolis at Germantown Elementary School—$3.52 million for additions and renovations
  • Annapolis Elementary School—$1.81 million for renovations
  • Crofton Middle School—$2.19 million for additions
  • South Shore Elementary School—$492,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Solley Elementary School—$58,000 for electrical improvements
  • J. Albert Adams Academy—$58,000 for electrical improvements
  • Lothian Elementary School—$1.63 million for school replacement
  • Crofton Elementary School—$1.41 million for additions and renovations
  • Mills-Parole Elementary School—$1.41 million for additions and renovations
  • Maryland City Elementary School—$784,000 for gymnasium additions
  • Waugh Chapel Elementary—$784,000 for gymnasium additions

The Board of Public Work’s determination of schools that would receive funding was based on recommendations from the Interagency Committee on School Construction, Lever wrote in a letter to the Anne Arundel County school system.


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