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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 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 was requested to continue this level of effort project; however, additional funding was 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. Due to fiscal constraints, the County Council, in the adopted FY2023-2028 CIP reduced expenditures in FY23 and FY24, therefore, the number of ADA projects will be reduced to align with approved expenditures. An FY 2024 appropriation was approved to continue this level of effort project. An FY 2025 appropriation is requested for the planning, design and construction of accessibility modifications to remove existing barriers at Burning Tree ES. Also, the appropriation will continue this level of effort project.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$62.79M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$23.2M 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 2025--Salaries and Wages: $103K, Fringe Benefits $26K, Workyears: 1, FY2026-2030--Salaries and Wages: $540, Fringe Benefits $138K, Workyears: 5

Budget Snapshot
$62.79M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$23.2M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP796235
Date Last Modified11/10/23
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 FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision13966648316175866197519754794794794790
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction488271915712336173345225522517211721172117210
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures627932564013953232007200720022002200220022000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds627932564013953232007200720022002200220022000
Total Funding Sources627932564013953232007200720022002200220022000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 25 Request13200
Year First AppropriationFY79
Appropriation FY 26 Request1200
Last FY's Cost Estimate44393
Cumulative Appropriation39593
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance39593