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Description

Federal and State laws require MCPS to provide program accessibility for all of its activities and to consider various forms of accessibility improvements at existing facilities on a continuing basis. While MCPS provides program accessibility in a manner consistent with current laws, a significant number of existing facilities not scheduled for a capital project in the current six-year CIP are at least partially inaccessible for a variety of disabling conditions. Some combination of elevators, wheelchair lifts, restroom modifications, and other site-specific improvements are required at many of these facilities. Since disabilities of eligible individuals must be considered on a case-by-case basis, additional modifications such as automatic door openers, access ramps, and curb cuts may be required on an ad hoc basis even in facilities previously considered accessible. The increased mainstreaming of special education students has contributed to modifications to existing facilities. Certain ADA modifications results in significant cost avoidance, since transportation may have to be provided for individuals to other venues or programs. On September 15, 2010, the Department of Justice approved revisions to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that will require local and state government agencies to comply with theses revisions. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved to begin the assessment of MCPS facilities to comply with the approved revision of Title II of the ADA. An FY 2014 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2015 appropriation was approved to continue remediation to address the revisions to Title II of the ADA. An FY 2016 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2017 appropriation was approved to complete facility modifications due to the revisions of Title II of the ADA and also to continue to provide accessibility modifications where necessary throughout the school system. An FY 2018 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2019 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2020 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2021 appropriation was approved to address the findings of a comprehensive accessibility evaluation of all MCPS schools conducted by an independent engineering firm over the past two years to assess facilities and collect data. Summarized tables of the data collected can be found on the Department of Facilities Management website. An FY 2022 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2023 appropriation is requested to continue this level of effort project; however, additional funding is requested in the first two years of the six-year plan to address the findings of the self-evaluation process required of state and local agencies to comply with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state regulations contained in the accessibility and related chapters of the Maryland Building Code. The appropriation request also will fund a new Facilities ADA Compliance Manager to manage the program, plan improvements, and the coordination of the projects.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$49.39M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$20.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
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Coordination

Advisory Committee for the Handicapped

FY 2023--Salaries and Wages: $103K, Fringe Benefits $26K, Workyears: 1, FY2024-2028--Salaries and Wages: $540, Fringe Benefits $138K, Workyears: 5

Budget Snapshot
$49.39M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$20.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP796235
Date Last Modified05/15/22
Administering AgencyPublic Schools
CategoryMontgomery County Public Schools
SubCategoryCountywide
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision9916634265829168008003293293293290
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction3947718220337317884720072008718718718710
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures49393245624031208008000800012001200120012000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds49393245624031208008000800012001200120012000
Total Funding Sources49393245624031208008000800012001200120012000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request8000
Year First AppropriationFY79
Appropriation FY 24 Request8000
Last FY's Cost Estimate33393
Cumulative Appropriation28593
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance28593