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Maryland Comptroller Tours Wims Elementary School

Last Thursday, Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg to tour the facility and award Wims Principal Sean McGee, a Comptroller Medallion for his work, to make a difference in the lives of his students.

Franchot visits schools throughout the state as part of his role as a member of the Board of Public Works, which approves public school construction funding. Wims ES was opened in 2014 and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED Gold certified building, which means are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an bonus, they save money, according to the United States Green Building Council.

Opened in 2014, the school which is on Blue Sky Drive in Clarksburg serves Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and had 921 students enrolled in 2015-2016. With an average class size of 26.6 students, and a student to staff ratio of 15 to 2. In just its third year of operation, the school is already serving more than 200 students beyond its capacity.

Franchot and McGee were joined for the tour by Montgomery County Board of Education member Rebecca Smondrowski, as well as MCPS Chief Operating Officer Andrew Zuckerman and