Paint Branch HS

What We Do

The Division of Capital Planning and Real Estate prepares decision makers and the community to address changes in enrollment and instructional programs through:

  • enrollment forecasting
  • quality data analyses
  • planning strategies
  • long-range facility plans

Planning Information

  • Boundary Studies - Current boundary study documentation
  • School Site Selection - Current school site selection committee documentation
  • Roundtables - Current roundtable discussion groups
  • Study Group - Current study groups
  • Management Plan- Consultant Educational Cluster Facility and Growth Management Plan - October 2017
  • Report of the Cross-agency Work Group on School Design Options – September 23, 2015

Main Functions

  • Analyze demographics and project student enrollment, including special program enrollment.
  • Develop strategies and long-range facility plans to meet capacity and instructional program needs.
  • Coordinate the publication of the six-year Capital Improvements Program and annual updates to the Educational Facilities Master, and prepare justifications for projects included in these documents.
  • Maintain and update Education Specifications for all capital projects.
  • Develop school boundaries and student choice consortia.
  • Maintain and publish accurate school boundary information.
  • Represent MCPS interests in county land use planning and growth policy.
  • Land acquisition for adequate school sites at no or minimum cost.
  • Right-of-way acquisition and dedication for utilities and road improvements in support of school construction.
  • Property management, including leasing surplus classroom space for child care, leasing pad sites for telecommunications and relocatable classrooms, monitoring property boundaries for encroachments.
  • Negotiation of memoranda of understanding and other agreements in partnership with state and local agencies, community and athletic groups for the benefit of schools and community.
  • Participation in regional land use master planning, subdivision review, school site selection, and office space planning for the benefit of schools and administration.
  • Assurance that all MCPS real property interests are managed in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Administration of program to ensure accurate revenue forecasting, expense monitoring, and tenant compliance that yields a balanced enterprise fund.

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