Work begins on new school

March 24, 1994

County school officials broke ground yesterday for a new Solley Road Elementary School -- a project intended to replace an overcrowded school built in the 1930s.

Money for the school was won last year in a bitter fight. The project was deleted from the county's budget in May, but restored in June.

The 74,000-square-foot building, which is expected to cost $6.5 million, is scheduled to open its doors in September 1995. It has been designed to accommodate about 600 students for the Pasadena-Glen Burnie area.

The old structure has a 150-student capacity, but more than 200 are enrolled.

"We're very proud of it. It is going to be our new flagship elementary school," said Mark Moran, supervisor of design and construction.

Among those invited to yesterday's ceremony were members of the county's legislative delegation, County Council, school board and school system.

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