Anne Arundel County, MD —  Nine major construction projects and two new schools are among the items included in Anne Arundel County Public Schools proposed $209.1 million capital budget for 2021.

The budget is $43.2 million more than the already approved 2020 budget.

The 2021 budget contains $3 million for the design of a news elementary school, to be constructed on the west side of Route 3/301 in the vicinity of the Two Rivers community, and $4 million for feasibility study and design of a new Old Mill Middle School South, to be built on the current Southgate/Old Mill Park site.

Also included is $9 million for full-day kindergarten and prekindergarten additions at Sunset and Van Bokkelen elementary schools, and $11 million for a classroom addition and cafeteria expansion at Arundel Middle School.

The proposed construction projects are:

  • Edgewater Elementary School, construction ($5.6 million)
  • Tyler Heights Elementary School, construction ($4.8 million)
  • Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, construction ($4.4 million)
  • Quarterfield Elementary School, design/construction ($18.4 million)
  • Hillsmere Elementary School, design/construction ($15.2 million)
  • Rippling Woods Elementary School, design/construction ($21.9 million)
  • Old Mill West High School, construction ($68.4 million)

The Board will hold a public workshop on Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto’s  budget recommendations at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, in the Board Room at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

No public testimony will be taken at the workshop, but testimony will be taken at a public hearing scheduled to be held before the Board takes up initial adoption at its regularly scheduled September 25 meeting. That meeting begins at 7 p.m.