Facility Planning: MCPS (P966553)

  • Category: Montgomery County Public Schools

  • Sub Category: Countywide

  • Administering Agency: Public Schools (AAGE18)

  • Planning Area: Countywide

  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Ongoing




The facility planning process provides preliminary programs of requirements (PORs), cost estimates, and budget documentation for selected projects. This project serves as the transition stage from the master plan or conceptual stage to inclusion of a stand-alone project in the CIP. There is a continuing need for the development of accurate cost estimates and an exploration of alternatives for proposed projects. Implementation of the facility planning process results in realistic cost estimates, fewer and less significant cost overruns, fewer project delays, and improved life-cycle costing of projects. In the past, this project was funded solely by current revenue; however, as a result of new environmental regulation changes, design of site development concept plans must be done during the facility planning phase in order to obtain necessary site permits in time for the construction phase. Therefore, the funding sources shown on this PDF reflect the appropriate portions for both current revenue and GO bonds.

Due to fiscal constraints, the County Council, in the adopted FY 2011-2016 CIP, reduced the expenditures in FYs 2013-2016 for this project. An FY 2012 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved for the pre-planning of three elementary school revitalization/expansion projects, one middle school revitalization/expansion project, six elementary school additions, and one middle school addition. An FY 2014 apppropriation and amendment to the FY 2013-2018 CIP was approved to provide an additional $220,000 for this project to conduct feasibility studies to address overutilization at various school throughout the county. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved for the pre-planning of nine elementary school additions, five middle school additions, one high school addition, one new elementary school, and four elementary school and one high school revitalization/expansion projects.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely