Talbott Springs Elementary School Replacement Earns State Support
October 30th, 2018
On October 26, 2018, the Designees for the Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC) agreed to support the construction of a replacement school building for Talbott Springs Elementary School. The decision reverses an earlier IAC decision, and follows a re-evaluation and redesign of the project by Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to address issues previously outlined by the IAC.
In expressing its support for the revised project, the IAC agreed with HCPSS that the redesigned replacement school would be less costly to construct and maintain over the life of the facility, in comparison to a school renovation/addition. The IAC’s support makes the project eligible to receive increased state funding. The Howard County Board of Education voted on October 2, 2018 to move forward with the replacement school, and the project has already earned Howard County Government planning approval.
The revised feasibility study plans for a 84,625 gross square foot replacement facility with capacity for 631 students. The replacement school will be constructed on the current school site, and the existing building will be demolished. The new building will provide a safer student drop off, more energy efficient HVAC, and natural light to all classrooms, and is projected for completion and opening in fall 2022.
Learn more about the Talbott Springs Elementary School Project Plan.