• Home
  • Public Hearing on New Aylor Middle School Funding Scheduled

Public Hearing on New Aylor Middle School Funding Scheduled

29 June 2018 News

A public hearing on whether or not the county should fund a replacement for the Robert E. Aylor Middle School has been scheduled.

The hearing will take place on July 25th in the County Administration Building on North Kent Street at 7 p.m. Construction of a new Robert E. Aylor Middle School has long been a topic of discussion; the school is the most expensive to maintain in the district, has declining equipment, and has consistently worried parents with its alarmingly elevated CO2 levels.

Recently, Frederick County School Board members reluctantly asked for $45.5 million to fund the project, an amount suggested by the Frederick County Board of Supervisors and based off of earlier School Board assessments. However, board members openly expressed doubts about being able to achieve a 900 student capacity with this amount, and have said that a $52 million price tag and 160,000-square-foot facility are necessary to do so. Supervisor J. Douglas McCarthy was quoted as saying at a Wednesday meeting that he would like to talk to the School Board to discuss their concerns before the public hearing. A meeting date for the two groups, however, has not yet been set.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,