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    Funding for Programs, Initiatives and Facilities


    Many Prince George’s County Public Schools facilities have substantial maintenance needs. With the support of County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks, County Council and county government, PGCPS will invest $25 million to $30 million a year for the next 30 years in school construction funds, our largest infrastructure investment in generations. The Blueprint for PGCPS takes an innovative approach to school construction financing through a collaborative public-private partnership (P3) to meet the needs of our 136,500 students and nearly 22,000 employees. Over the next decade, more than 30 schools will undergo renovations to improve learning and working conditions.

    New middle schools

    In October 2019, PGCPS announced the first six schools to be built under the P3 plan: Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hyattsville Middle School, Kenmoor Middle School, Walker Mill Middle School and new buildings in the Adelphi and southern areas of the county. In the coming months, the school system will meet with families and communities to help inform decisions about the school designs and locations.

    PGCPS Industry Day

    In April 2019, PGCPS held an Industry Day for those interested in submitting proposals to participate in the P3 school construction process. Hosted by the Department of Capital Programs, the session covered various topics, including design, construction, financing, and maintenance.

  • Blueprint for PGCPS Frequently Asked Questions

    About the Project
    • Why is Prince George’s County Public Schools doing this project?
      • The costs of keeping up with our growing student enrollment and our 206 rapidly aging schools are substantial and continue to grow. In recent years, we have identified that over $8.5 billion is needed over 20 years to fully modernize building systems and components, repair or replace our existing schools, or expand existing capacities. 
      • Today, PGCPS has among the second oldest school facilities in the state and over 40 percent of our buildings which were constructed nearly 60 years ago now need replacement or complete renovation.
      • PGCPS also needs to create thousands of middle and high school seats to avoid forecasted county-wide overcrowding.
    • What schools are included in the package and where will they be located?
      • The package includes four middle schools to be rebuilt Drew-Freeman, Hyattsville, Kenmoor and Walker Mill — and two to be constructed in the Adelphi area and the southern part of the county.
    • When will the schools delivered in this procurement be delivered?
      • It is still early to confirm an exact date of delivery but we are hoping to have the first projects completed within the next three years based on current planning and projections.
    About the Procurement
    • What process did PGCPS use?
      • PGCPS is using a qualifications-based, two-step procurement process.  It started in spring 2019 and is expected to conclude in fall 2019.
    • Can minority, women and veteran-owned and locally owned businesses participate in the contract?
      • Yes, all minority, women and veteran-owned and locally owned businesses are strongly encouraged to participate in this process.  To be considered for the project, the construction partners must commit to meeting PGCPS’ or Prince George’s County government’s MBE/LBE participation goals. 
    • How many jobs will be created?
      • An economic impact analysis is underway that will determine job creation. While we await final numbers we are encouraged by the multiple phases of the project and the need to hire workers along the way from design to construction.
    About Alternative Construction Finance / Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
    • What is a public-private partnership (P3)?
      • A P3 is an innovative way to contract for the delivery of public infrastructure and related services. The P3 contract is between a public agency, in this case PGCPS, and a private partner. A competitively awarded contract reduces significant risks to taxpayer resources. The private partner is required to maximize the life of the facilities and hand assets back to the public agency in excellent condition.
    • What P3 delivery model is PGCPS using for this project?
      • While still early in the process, PGCPS anticipates using a model that will require a private partner to design, build, finance, and maintain the facility.
    • Is the P3 the same as privatization?
      • No, PGCPS will retain ownership of the schools.  At the end of the contract, PGCPS will operate and maintain the facilities.
    Who can I contact for more information?
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