We want your opinions

December 03, 2006


Faced with a development boom in the Laurel area, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education has asked the county to set aside part of a proposed 1,600-home project site for a new school or ask the builder to contribute millions to build a new one.

News of the Aug. 29 letter from the board and Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell to County Executive Janet S. Owens might refocus the discussion on a separate 78-acre parcel in Russett that is controlled by the board and has been envisioned as an elementary school site for more than a decade.

Community leaders have fought to keep that parcel out of the hands of Russett Center Limited Partnership, the developer of Russett, which has wanted to build houses on part of the site.

Those leaders say that with a military job boom nearing at Fort Meade, the board should begin construction of an elementary school there in anticipation of the growing population.


Should the Board of Education build the long-planned school on the Russett property now or take steps to sell the site for private development?

Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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