Local Capital Improvements Program
In accordance with the St. Mary's County Government Procedures and the St. Mary's County Public Schools Policies and Regulations, the school system must prepare a six-year Local Capital Improvements Program. This plan encompasses the State requested projects previously submitted by the school system.
Definition of Projects
The CIP includes projects for any major nonrecurring expenditure for physical facilities for the following types of expenditures.
- new structures or permanent additions to existing structures
- renovation or replacement of existing facilities
- major pieces of equipment for existing facilities, which are expensive and have a useful life of at least ten (10) years
- purchase of certain equipment for any CIP project when first erected or acquired
- cost of engineering and architectural studies and services relative to a CIP project
- acquisition and preparation of land for a facility
- installation of significant additional environmental or security systems
The Local Capital Improvements Program should be approved by the Board of Education and submitted to the County Commissioners prior to November 1st of each year.
FY 2020 Approved Local Capital Improvement Program
State Capital Improvements Program
- Written local government (resolution) approval of the CIP is required and should be included with the CIP submission when submitted to the state
The normal sequence of requests is as follows:
- Request for Approval for Planning. Receipt of Board of Public Works planning approval is a prerequisite to State construction funding. Planning approval is required for new schools, renovations, and/or additions.
- Request for Approval of Funding shall be used for new schools, additions, renovations, systemic renovations and relocatable classrooms.
The approved state capital improvements program represents 57% of the funding requested for FY 2020.