Many Prince George’s County Public Schools facilities have substantial maintenance needs. With the support of County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks, the County Council, and the county government, PGCPS will invest $25 million to $30 million a year for the next 30 years in school construction funds, our largest infrastructure investment in generations. The Blueprint for PGCPS takes an innovative approach to school construction financing through a collaborative public-private partnership (P3) to meet the needs of our 136,500 students and nearly 22,000 employees. Over the next decade, more than 30 schools will undergo renovations to improve learning and working conditions.
In October 2019, PGCPS announced the first six schools to be built under the P3 plan: Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hyattsville Middle School, Kenmoor Middle School, Walker Mill Middle School, and new buildings in the Adelphi and southern areas of the county. The Adelphi and southern area schools were later named Sonia Sotomayor Middle School at Adelphi and Colin L. Powell K-8 Academy, respectively, through a community-centered naming process, in alignment with PGCPS Guidelines for Naming/Renaming Schools and Facilities (Administrative Procedure 3500), that involved the formation of naming committees, solicitation of community contacts, and an online voting process.
Sonia Sotomayor Middle School at Adelphi, Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hyattsville Middle School, Kenmoor Middle School, and Walker Mill Middle School are scheduled to open in August 2023, and Colin L. Powell K-8 Academy is scheduled to open in November 2023. More information on the projects can be found below.
The Blueprint Schools Program has officially begun Phase II. This round of schools will follow the Program’s P3 model, with additional funding being provided by the State. PGCPS and the Program are in the process of procuring the design-build entity for Phase II, which will be announced in the Fall of 2023. The schools for Phase II have been selected and are as follows:
Stay tuned for more information on Blueprint Schools Phase II.
The Blueprint Schools Phase II Taskforce is a group focused on working collaboratively to make a recommendation to the Board of Education for the Phase II Schools.
Below are the official Phase I Blueprint Schools Project Agreement and agreement exhibits. The Project Agreement is the contractual agreement between Prince George's County Public Schools (owner) and Prince George's County Education and Community Partners (development team) setting forth the terms of the 30-year public-private partnership.
Below is a collection of background documents from 2018 to 2021. These documents include notices, presentations, Board meeting minutes, and other documentation from the formation of the Blueprint Schools Program.
Per the Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the County, PGCPS, and the County Council, it was agreed to establish a steering committee (consisting of the CEO, County Executive and Council Chair) that would provide oversight of the public-private, partnership (P3) program (i.e. Blueprint Schools Program). The committee will meet quarterly to receive an update on the status of the Blueprint Schools from PGCPS’ Office of Alternative Infrastructure. The office will also develop and distribute a quarterly and annual report for the committee that will be publicly available. Finally, this committee is the only body that has the ability to modify the terms of the contract.