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Baltimore County made a 1.3 billion dollar investment into school modernization. Sixty-Five percent of funding for school modernization comes from the County. Thirty-Five percent comes from the State.

Schools for Our Future

When County Executive Kamenetz came into office six years ago, 80 percent of our schools were more than 40 years old, they were in disrepair and 90 schools had no air conditioning. That’s why he invested $1.3 billion on school construction. It’s the most ambitious school construction initiative in the history of the State in such a short period of time.

A detailed map of the Schools for Our Future plan.
View a detailed map (PDF) of the Schools for Our
Future plan.

Modernizing County Schools

With those funds, the County is building 16 new schools, 12 additions and seven major renovations, while adding seats to eliminate current elementary school overcrowding and modernize our schools. Currently, four new schools have been opened and six schools have been either renovated or expanded.

Since 2010, the number of schools without central air conditioning has dropped from 90 to just 13 by the fall of 2017.

Capacity issues have been reviewed in County middle schools and the FY18 budget will add additional seats to alleviate projected overcrowding in the northeast part of the County. The FY18 budget funds planning and design for a brand new middle school in Perry Hall, as well as an addition at Pine Grove Middle School in Carney.
 

The accelerated elementary school construction.
 
 
 
Revised May 31, 2017