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