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Smith’s CIP Recommendation Includes Two New Elementary Schools in Clarksburg & Boundary Studies

Superintendent Jack R. Smith presented his recommended Capital Improvement Program recommendations to the Board of Education at Monday evening’s meeting. The plan includes two new elementary schools in the Clarksburg cluster, as well as boundary studies in both the Clarksburg area and in Germantown to determine boundaries once the new Seneca Valley High School is completed.

Smith is recommending a $1.818 billion six-year school construction plan for Montgomery County Public Schools, which includes 30 capacity projects to address space deficits in the school district. The Superintendent’s Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2019–2024 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) represents a $74 million increase over the current six-year CIP, which is needed to deal with the district’s rapid enrollment growth.

“We are confronted with the need to be both aggressive in addressing our significant school facilities needs and fiscally responsible within the County spending guidelines,” stated Smith. “This recommendation accomplishes both by addressing the most critical capacity and infrastructure project needs for Montgomery County Public Schools.”