Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced an additional nearly $70 million in school construction funding for fiscal year ’23 and commitments to building several new school facilities in the county.
At a March 28 press conference, County Executive Olszewski announced that Baltimore County has allocated $70 million for school capital improvements for fiscal year ’23 as part of a larger 15-year plan, called the Multiyear Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), a $2.5 billion plan to improve every school in Baltimore County over 15 years.
MYIPAS creates a timeline for eliminating the need for trailers within a decade—ensuring every student has a seat inside the school building. Additionally, the plan includes hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments in CTE, STEAM education, special and alternative schools and community schools, which provide essential wraparound services.
The new $70 million investments include “a brand new state-of-the-art school building” for Scotts Branch Elementary School, which will be rebuilt from the ground up—a shift from previous plans to renovate the school. This new, state-of-the-art Windsor Mill facility will be funded by $49 million, including approximately $21.5 million in County funds and $27.9 million from the state.
Additional projects include fulfilling a county promise to build a new Dulaney High, and a like-new Towson High School.
This year’s new capital investments for schools include:
- A replacement school for Scotts Branch Elementary
- A replacement school for Red House Run Elementary
- A Pine Grove Middle School Addition
- A Dundalk High School addition
- Design funds for solutions to high school overcrowding in the Northeast and Southeast areas of the County
- Design funds for a like-new Towson High School
- Design funds for a new Dulaney High School
- Planning funds to expand career and technical education (CTE) in the Northwest area
These investments are on top of previously funded projects that continue to move forward, such as a new Lansdowne High School, Summit Park Elementary School, Rossville Elementary, Bedford Elementary, Northeast Middle School, and a new Deer Park Elementary School, which will be the County’s first net-zero school.