MCPS Capital Budget News

Tuesday, February 16, 2016  -  The County Executive’s recommended budget fell $160.2 million short of MCPS’s capital improvements request.  As a result, additions scheduled for Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School—both of which were planned to be completed by the 2020-21 school year—are at a high risk of being delayed.  This impacts all kids currently enrolled and to be enrolled at Wood Acres ES.  Under the original timeline, our 4th and 5th grade students would benefit from the addition at Whitman.  The rest of our students—Kindergarten through 3rd—would benefit from the additions at BOTH schools.  But not if these necessary projects are delayed.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help.  The quickest and easiest way is to let our County Council know your concerns.  Our PTA President, Jason Sartori, has written an email template to make this simple.  Please consider sending this email, available in the link provided (personalized in the second paragraph, in the signature block, and however else you see fit) to the County Council.  You can send the email to the following addresses:

AND please include in the CC line of the email so we can keep track of emails sent to the Council

For more information, please contact Jason Satori


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