Building Modifications and Program Improvements (P076506)

  • Category: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Sub Category: Countywide
  • Administering Agency: Public Schools (AAGE18)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 11/17/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

This project will provide facility modifications to support program offerings at schools that are not scheduled for capital improvements in the six-year CIP. These limited modifications to instruction and support spaces are needed to provide adequate space for new or expanded programs and administrative support space for schools that are not included in the revitalization/expansion program. An FY 2012 appropriation was approved to continue to provide facility modifications at various schools throughout the system. Facility modifications in FY 2013 and beyond will be determined based on the need for space modifications/upgrades to support new or modified program offerings. Due to fiscal constraints, expenditures requested in the Board of Education's FY 2011-2016 CIP for FYs 2013-2016 were removed by the County Council in the adopted FY 2011-2016 CIP. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved to renovate science laboratories at one high school and provide special education facility modifications for two elementary schools and two high schools. An FY 2014 appropriation was approved to continue to provide facility modifications and program improvements to various schools throughout the county. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved for modifications to schools due to special education program changes; science laboratory upgrades at secondary schools; space modifications for program requirements; as well as two specific one-time projects--the construction of an auxiliary gymnasium at Thomas Pyle Middle School and classroom modifications at the Whittier Woods Center to be used by Walt Whitman High School. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved for $1.3 million for the installation of artificial turf at Winston Churchill High School. An FY 2016 appropriation was approved for modifications to schools due to special education program changes, space modifications for program requirements, and computer lab conversions at various schools throughout the county. An FY 2016 appropriation was approved for $45,410 for the design of artificial turf at Somerset Elementary School.

Fiscal Note

FY15 supplemental (18-57) for $1.3 million in contributions.

Coordination

Mandatory Referral - M-NCPPC, Department of Environmental Protection, Building Permits, Code Review, Fire Marshall, Department of Transportation, Inspections, Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, WSSC Permits