It will determine what renovations may be needed to the school.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County School System has begun a feasibility study on Brunswick High. Facilities Planner Holly Nelson says the study will identify school renovation and space needs, and develop options on ways to meet these needs.
“We’ll be looking at the conditions of all the building system, as well as our educational programs that we currently offer there, and might want to offer in the future. And how those fit into the building as it stands,” says Nelson.
Brunswick High was first constructed in 1965, and has undergone additions and renovations in 1979, 1983 and 1993. Nelson says the school is not overcrowded. “Brunswick is within its capacity at the moment, but there is considerable growth happening, especially in the Brunswick Crossing neighborhood,” she says. “We want to make sure we have a building suited for the needs of the population going into the future.”
The feasibility study is expected to be completed by June, 2019.
Nelson says there are opportunities for residents to provide input for the study. A visioning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th at 6:00 PM (snow date Monday, February 11th). There’s a presentation of initial options taking place on Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 PM. (snow date Monday, March 11th). There’s a presentation of final options on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM. All meetings will take place in the Brunswick High School auditorium.
Nelson says the Capital Improvements Program calls for any renovation work at Brunswick High to begin during the school year of 2020 to 2021, and be completed by the academic year of 2023 to 2024. But she says those dates are tentative right now. “We reevaluate our Capital Improvement Program every year,” says Nelson. “I think the results of the study will help us determine whether this project needs to go soon, or whether other projects are more pertinent.”
By Kevin McManus