Planning, Development & Construction

The office of Planning & Development is involved with building and renovating the schools in Frederick County from the beginning of the process through construction. This includes developing enrollment projections, preparing the Capital Improvements Plan for School Board approval, hiring architects and engineers once projects are funded, and working with them on the design of each project.

Planning & Development is also involved in the opening of new schools in the following ways:
  • Ensuring the arrival and dismissal of students happens safely
  • Adjusting school attendance boundaries
  • Staffing a committee of students, parents and staff responsible for naming new schools
Construction Services manages the architectural, engineering and construction management process for the design and implementation of the projects in the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), and provides system-wide technical guidance and assistance for renovation activities at existing facilities. In ensuring the successful accomplishment of the CIP, Construction Services works cooperatively with the Department of Planning in the evaluation of sites for new schools and supports the legislative process through administrative approvals.

In addition to planning and design, Construction Services provides budget analysis, estimating, bidding, contract administration, construction management and post-construction support processes.


Middle School Rezoning

To prepare for the opening of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School in the fall of 2021, the School Board adopted a rezoning plan on January 19, 2021, to create an attendance zone for the replacement Aylor Middle School and to help alleviate overcrowding at Admiral Richard E. Byrd and James Wood middle schools. Learn more about rezoning.

Current Construction