Washington County Invests in Existing School Facilities

The Herald-Mail Media reports that Washington County Public Schools undertook 113 facilities projects and major work at 14 buildings over the course of the summer.

Washington County Public Schools undertook many facility projects over the summer to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year and extend the life of their buildings.

Maintenance and upgrades to current school buildings can help extend their useful life. As reported by Herald-Mail Media,

Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Proulx said any investment the system can make in maintaining its infrastructure is beneficial because the district doesn’t know what the lifecycle of its buildings will be.

For more information about Washington County school facilities projects, see Work on public schools facilities includes major projects at 14 sites.

At MACo’s winter conference, a general session on school construction will discuss the effect of recent changes to school construction laws, a summer study of school construction funding and facilities assessments, and legislation that might be coming in the 2020 legislative year.

Session Title: Change Order: Is a Shift in School Construction Funding on the Way?

Session Description: The 2020 General Assembly Session promises to be a year of change for school construction. Major legislation, first introduced last year, is likely to return. At the same time, a statewide workgroup will recommend changes to the school construction funding. Join this session for an update from leaders and experts in school construction on a topic that touches the core of constituent interests and county budgets across Maryland.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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