Board of Education OKs Construction Bids For Seneca Valley High School, Work to Begin in July
The money has been spent. The new Seneca Valley High School building is going to happen and work is expected to begin sometime in July.
At the June 26 meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Education, the Board voted to approve the contract bids for companies for the construction of the new Seneca Valley High School project.
The overall construction bid was awarded to Ijamsville-based Dustin Construction, Inc. for the amount of $138.4 million.
The new school, once completed will be a massive four-story building centered on the area of land currently occupied by the football stadium. The building will be 440,000 square-feet and will be the largest school in the state of Maryland in terms of size, according to Cross. It will have a capacity of 2,400 students, nearly double the current enrollment of 1,278 students.
The increased capacity to Seneca Valley High School provides the opportunity to address projected overutilization of nearby Clarksburg and Northwest high schools through student reassignments in the future. The cost for the new school construction is estimated to be around $130 million. The new school will replace a school which was built in 1974.