Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. outlined the county’s spending plan for school construction projects next year, including $19 million to design new Towson and Dulaney high schools and $2.4 million for a new Scotts Branch Elementary School.
The county has allocated $70 million for school capital improvements for its 2023 fiscal year starting July 1 as part of a larger 15-year plan — called the Multiyear Improvement Plan for All Schools — to renovate and rebuild many schools across the system.
“Baltimore County children and educators need and deserve safe and modern school facilities, which is why we are investing historic resources to fulfill this promise,” Olszewski said. “I’m grateful to House Speaker Adrienne Jones and all our state legislators whose partnership and shared commitment on this critical issue is allowing Baltimore County to raise the bar for school construction investments across all of our communities.”
The $2.5 billion plan, which was created by outside consultants, generated some controversy last year for omitting long-promised total replacements for the aging Towson and Dulaney high schools. Olszewski originally backed the consultant’s plan, but later pivoted to align with the Baltimore County school board by pledging to fund replacements for those schools.