SITE SELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEERECOMMENDATION
APRIL 28, 2011
Enrollment increases at Great Seneca Creek, Spark M. Matsunaga, and Ronald McNair elementaryschools will significantly exceed capacity throughout the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011–2016 CapitalImprovements Program (CIP) period. In order to provide relief to the overutilization of thesefacilities, capacity studies were approved as part of the FY 2011–2016 CIP to explore the feasibility,scope, and cost of two options.
One option is to rebuild Germantown Elementary School and expandits capacity to 740 students to address overutilization at Northwest Cluster elementary schools andconstruct classroom additions at Great Seneca Creek and Ronald McNair elementary schools. Thesecond option is to build a new elementary school in the Northwest Cluster to address overutilizationat Northwest Cluster elementary schools.A site selection committee was convened in the winter of 2011 with the anticipation that once anacceptable site was identified, a feasibility study would be conducted in the spring of 2011 todetermine the feasibility, scope, and cost of a new elementary school. This process will provide theopportunity to determine which of the two options best addresses the overutilization of theelementary schools in the Northwest Cluster. A recommendation for which option to pursue willbe considered as part of the FY 2013–2018 CIP.
SITE SELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Department of Facilities Management (DFM) staff formed a Site Selection Advisory Committee (SSAC) to identify suitable sites for an elementaryschool in the Northwest Cluster area. The SSAC comprised stakeholders from the MontgomeryCounty Office of Management and Budget, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Montgomery County Department of General Services, the Maryland-National
1 See graphic attached as Exhibit “A” showing projected enrollment between 2010 and 2016, using updated data from theSuperintendent’s Recommended FY 2012 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2011-2016 Capital ImprovementsProgram.