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State Gives Annapolis Schools $8.63M for Construction

Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state.

Anne Arundel County will be getting $33.3 million from the state this year for construction projects at more than 20 schools, including $8.63 million for Annapolis schools.

The funding comes from the state’s Board of Public Works, which approved construction improvements at 206 schools across the state to the tune of $349.2 million, according to David Lever of the Maryland Public School Construction Program.

The Maryland Board of Public Works had already allotted $20 million for county schools, but on Wednesday agreed to an additional $12.6 million.

Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state. A number of other projects are getting local funding, with the state reviewing the plans, said schools Chief Operating Officer Alex Szachnowicz.

Included on the list to receive funding are four Annapolis schools:

  • —$1.89 million for HVAC
  • —$1.81 million for renovations
  • —$1.41 million for additions and renovations
  • Phoenix Annapolis at Germantown Elementary School—$3.52 million for additions and renovations

Other county school projects on the approved funding list are:

  • Severna Park Elementary School—$766,000 for pre-K additions
  • Oak Hill Elementary School—$882,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Glen Burnie Park Elementary School—$271,000 for roofing
  • Broadneck High School—$2.03 million for science lab renovation and open-space classroom conversion
  • Deale Elementary School—$690,000 for roofing
  • Chesapeake High School—$1.89 million for HVAC
  • Folger-McKinsey Elementary School—$1.1 million for additions and renovations
  • Point Pleasant Elementary School—$2.05 million for additions and renovations
  • Northeast High School—$6.61 million for additions and renovations
  • Central Middle School—$2.46 million for open-space classroom conversion
  • Bodkin Elementary School—$720,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Crofton Middle School—$2.19 million for additions
  • South Shore Elementary School—$492,000 for kindergarten additions
  • Solley Elementary School—$58,000 for electrical improvements
  • J. Albert Adams Academy—$58,000 for electrical improvements
  • Lothian Elementary School—$1.63 million for school replacement
  • Crofton Elementary School—$1.41 million for additions and renovations
  • Maryland City Elementary School—$784,000 for gymnasium additions
  • Waugh Chapel Elementary—$784,000 for gymnasium additions

The Board of Public Work’s determination of schools that would receive funding was based on recommendations from the Interagency Committee on School Construction, Lever wrote in a letter to the Anne Arundel County school system.

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