The Prince George’s County Board of Education has approved the second phase of a school construction project funded through a mix of public-private funds.
The vote Thursday night to move ahead comes a week after a similar vote failed. School board members conveyed a sense of urgency Thursday to approve the work.
“We need to stop wasting time,” Madeline LaSalle Frazier (appointed, District 8) said during the meeting. “Let’s get these buildings done.”
The second phase of the project includes eight new buildings: Fairwood Area Elementary School in Bowie, Margaret Brent Elementary School in New Carrollton, Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Templeton Elementary School in Riverdale Park, James Duckworth Elementary School in Beltsville, Hyattsville Elementary School, Robert Frost Area PK-8 Academy in New Carrollton, and Brandywine Area PK-8 Academy.