5 County Schools Shifting Locations Next Year

| January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Construction projects will require the movement of students at five elementary schools for the 2011-2012 school year. Beginning in August, the following relocations will be in effect:

● Belle Grove Elementary School will be housed for the second consecutive year at Lindale Middle School, located at 415 Andover Road in Linthicum.
● Folger McKinsey Elementary School will be housed for the second year at Chesapeake Bay Middle School, located at 4804 Mountain Road in Pasadena.
● Germantown Elementary School will be relocated to the completed new school, located at 200 Windell Avenue in Annapolis.
● Students who will be in first through fifth grades at Pershing Hill and West Meade elementary schools will consolidate and move into the new Pershing Hill Elementary School, located at 7600 29th Division Road on Fort George G. Meade.

The move of students at Pershing Hill and West Meade elementary schools is contingent on the Board of Education’s approval of Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell’s redistricting recommendation. That vote is scheduled to take place in April.

School-based personnel are working closely with the school system’s Facilities Division, Office of School Performance, and Transportation Department to help ensure a smooth transition. Parent groups at each of the affected schools have also been included in the planning and scheduling process.

The moves are necessary to accommodate:

● a $22.3 million modernization and addition project at Belle Grove Elementary School, with a scheduled completion date of December 2011.
● a $29.2 million renovation and addition project at Folger McKinsey Elementary School, with a scheduled completion date of June 2012.
● a new $26.4 million replacement school for Germantown Elementary School, with a scheduled completion date of August 2011.
● a new $27.6 million replacement school for Pershing Hill Elementary School that is being built on Fort Meade, with a scheduled completion date of August 2011.

Information about school construction projects can be found in the Construction Status Report in the For Your Information section on the school system’s Web site, www.aacps.org.

Source: AACPS

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