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

On Tuesday, August 4, Frederick County Public Schools and Cropper GIS Consulting will be hosting a public information session on the middle school rezoning study being conducted to prepare for the opening of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School in the fall of 2021. Learn how to participate in the virtual meeting.

Current Construction

Northeastern Elementary School Rezoning