Garrett County Commissioners unanimously approved the Board of Education’s (BoE) 2015 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during their meeting on January 22, 2014. This approval gives the BoE the ability to move ahead with the design phase of a renovation project for Southern Middle School, a project that was deferred last year. As reported in the Cumberland Times-News:
The $582,400 design funding for the project is included in the county’s fiscal 2014 budget.
The renovation of Southern Middle School may need to be deferred but the design phase will be completed, which will allow the project to commence when funds are identified by transferring from reserves, by financing, by state match or in other ways.
The approved CIP also includes the following projects:
…energy efficiency initiatives for Yough Glades, Accident, Crellin, Grantsville, Friends-ville and Route 40 elementary schools as well as HVAC upgrades at Southern and Northern high schools.