3 School Projects Advanced By Board

October 24, 1990

Three school construction projects -- replacing Elkridge Elementary School, building a southeastern elementary school and adding to Oakland Mills High School -- moved closer to completion at a school board meeting earlier this month.

The board approved construction documents for replacing Elkridge Elementary School, clearing the way for the school system staff to advertise for bids on the project.

Elkridge school, to be constructed on a 48-acre site near the intersection of Lawyers Hill and Montgomery Roads, will cost an estimated $11 million.

The school is one of the first planned for community use under a joint agreement between the school system and county department of recreation and parks.

The county government will pick up the cost of building a larger gym and cafeteria to accommodate recreation activities, school facilities planner Georgia Davis said. She said the county government also will pay for a recreation activities area, storeroom and office for a regional recreation coordinator who will be based at the school.

The school is scheduled to open August 1992.

Board members approved design development plans for the southeastern elementary school, giving architect Phillip Eddy of Eddy and Eckhardt the green light to prepare construction documents.

The elementary school will be built on a 20.6-acre site on Gorman Road west of Savage Park acquired by the county government seven months ago. It will cost an estimated $8.8 million and is scheduled to open in August 1992.

At Oakland Mills High School, the board awarded a $252,000 construction contract to Jack H. Kidd Associates Inc., Baltimore, for the first phase of a project to add a science wing.

The first phase includes excavation, foundations, steel beams and a roof. The second phase will be construction of the science labs and classroom and renovation of parts of the existing building to tie in the new wing.

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