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Board of Ed Hires Firm to Study Planned Neelsville Middle School Addition


The Montgomery County Board of Education has appointed an architectural firm to perform a feasibility study for the proposed addition to Neelesville Middle School in Germantown.

At the meeting on Tuesday, June 16, the Board approved a $43,000 contract with the Baltimore-based architectural firm of Hord Coplan Macht, Inc, to conduct the feasibility study on the planned addition to Neelsville Middle School, which is located at 11700 Neelsville Church Road in Germantown.

According to the MCPS Superintendent’s Recommended FY2016 Capital Budget, projections indicate enrollment at Neelsville Middle School will exceed capacity by 150 seats or more by 2020. While no date for when construction will start or be completed has been issued, the Board of Education has approved a FY 2015 appropriation for facility planning to determine the feasibility, scope, and cost for a classroom addition.

MCPS is also recommending that a boundary study to determine the service area of the new Clarksburg/Damascus Middle School which has a completion date of August 2016. Neelsville Middle School is in the Representatives from Montgomery Village, Neelsville, and Rocky Hill middle schools are expected to participate in the boundary advisory study, which was scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2015 with the Board of Education taking action on the boundary study recommendations in November.

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