Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is the plan of the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Education to fund capital projects during the fiscal year covered by the capital budget and the succeeding five fiscal years.  Through the CIP, educational facilities are planned, designed, renovated and constructed based on the prioritization of needs established in the Educational Facility Master Plan (EFMP). 


The proposed CIP is generally presented to the Board of Education at one of their first August meetings of the School Year (SY). The plan is introduced as a 'first reader' initially, then followed by a Public Hearing where community input can be heard. A 'second reader' is scheduled following the public hearing where the plan is scheduled for action by the Board. Once approved, the plan is forwarded to the County Council and the County Executive for funding review as well as to the State of Maryland. Both the County and the State review the details of the plan in anticipation of approving capital funds in the Spring. During the time of review, community stakeholders have many opportunities to voice their opinions regarding the various capital projects contained in the plan.  

First Reader of FY2020 CIP at Board of Education  August 2018
Public Hearing      September 2018
Second Reader of FY2020 CIP at Board of Education September 2018
FY2020 CIP Submitted to County Executive and Council October 2018
FY2020 CIP Submitted to Maryland Interagency Committee for Public School Construction October 2018
Interagency Committee Hearing December 2018
Interagency Recommendations Submitted to Board of Public Works      January 2019
Board of Public Works Hearing January 2019
County Executive's Public Hearing January 2019
County Executive's Second Public Hearing April 2019     
Maryland Legislature Budget Adoption April 2019
County Council Budget Hearing May 2019
Board of Public Works Final Budget Adoption May 2019
County Council Budget Approval May 2019
Capital Budget Allocations Available July 2019


Members of the public and stakeholders are invited to attend and/or give formal testimony at the Board of Education meetings and public hearings (Sign up here!).  

Review the CIP documents and participate in a survey to provide your thoughts and feedback (Take the CIP Survey). 

The Capital Programs team is available to answer any questions or concerns emiled to   


Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP)

School Boundaries & Enrollment

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Louis Wilson Sr. Facilities Administration Building
13300 Old Marlboro Pike, Room 14
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
T 301-952-6548 F 301-952-6526


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