Waugh Chapel Gets State Money for Gym Construction
The elementary school is set to receive $784,000 out of $33 million set aside for all schools in the county.
Waugh Chapel Elementary School will receive $784,000 in state money for a gymnasium addition, as Anne Arundel County will be getting a total of $33.3 million for construction projects at more than 20 schools.
The funding comes from the state’s Board of Public Works, which approved construction improvements at 206 schools across the state to the tune of $349.2 million, according to David Lever of the Maryland Public School Construction Program.
The Maryland Board of Public Works had already allotted $20 million for county schools, but on Wednesday agreed to an additional $12.6 million.
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Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state. A number of other projects are getting local funding, with the state reviewing the plans, said schools Chief Operating Officer Alex Szachnowicz.
Maryland City Elementatry School will also received $784,000 for gymnasium additions. Northeast High School was the top state recipient, with more than $6 million set aside for additions and expansions.
The county school projects on the approved funding list are:
- Waugh Chapel Elementary—$784,000 for gymnasium additions
- Annapolis High School—$1.89 million for HVAC
- Severna Park Elementary School—$766,000 for pre-K additions
- Oak Hill Elementary School—$882,000 for kindergarten additions
- Glen Burnie Park Elementary School—$271,000 for roofing
- Broadneck High School—$2.03 million for science lab renovation and open-space classroom conversion
- Deale Elementary School—$690,000 for roofing
- Chesapeake High School—$1.89 million for HVAC
- Folger-McKinsey Elementary School—$1.1 million for additions and renovations
- Point Pleasant Elementary School—$2.05 million for additions and renovations
- Northeast High School—$6.61 million for additions and renovations
- Central Middle School—$2.46 million for open-space classroom conversion
- Bodkin Elementary School—$720,000 for kindergarten additions
- Phoenix Annapolis at Germantown Elementary School—$3.52 million for additions and renovations
- Annapolis Elementary School—$1.81 million for renovations
- Crofton Middle School—$2.19 million for additions
- South Shore Elementary School—$492,000 for kindergarten additions
- Solley Elementary School—$58,000 for electrical improvements
- J. Albert Adams Academy—$58,000 for electrical improvements
- Lothian Elementary School—$1.63 million for school replacement
- Crofton Elementary School—$1.41 million for additions and renovations
- Mills-Parole Elementary School—$1.41 million for additions and renovations
- Maryland City Elementary School—$784,000 for gymnasium additions
The Board of Public Work’s determination of schools that would receive funding was based on recommendations from the Interagency Committee on School Construction, Lever wrote in a letter to the Anne Arundel County school system.