Educational Facilities Master Plan

The FCPS Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) is a 10 year plan that sets goals and addresses future school facility needs in response to enrollment growth, County Master Plan studies, renovation needs, changes in educational programs, state requirements and related issues. FCPS updates the EFMP annually as approved by the Board and submits it to the Maryland Department of Planning in accordance with their requirements.

This is the 2021 annual update of the Educational Facilities Master Plan.

Board of Education Approved EFMP Document
(Warning: Large file, please be patient when opening)

Executive Summary Interactive Map

Interactive Residential Development Pipeline Map

Interactive Capital Projects Map

We have broken down the Educational Facilities Master Plan into individual chapters for faster downloads.

Individual Chapters

Cover and Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Planning Context

Chapter 2: Community Analysis

Chapter 3: Inventory and School Facilities

Chapter 4: Evaluation of School Facilities

Chapter 5: Enrollments and Capacity Needs

Chapter 6: Capital Projects

Chapter 7: Recommended 10-Year Capital Improvement Plan

Appendices A-E (Budgeting Documents)

  • A. Draft FY 2023 Board of Education Capital Budget
  • B. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s proposed FY22-27 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Frederick County approved FY 21-26 CIP
  • C. Proposed calendar for the EFMP and FY 2023 Capital Budget 
  • D. Frederick County Capital Improvement Program Policies
  • E. State IAC Funding Priorities 

Appendices F-J (Planning and Growth References)

  • F. Excerpts from Livable Frederick Master Plan, Adopted by Frederick County, September 2019 and September 2012 Frederick County Comprehensive Plan Maps
  • Excerpts from City of Frederick 2020 Comprehensive Plan Draft
  • H. Frederick County and Municipal Residential Developments
  • I. FCPS Pupil Yield Rates
  • J. Future Potential School Site Locations

Appendices K-M (FCPS Inventories)

  • K: Portable Classroom Assignments for August 2021
  • L: FCPS School Facilities with Abbreviations and Grades Served
  • M: FCPS Facilities Inventory IAC/PSCP 101.1

Appendices N-R (Policies and Procedures)

  • N: School Closing Procedures and Policy 200 and Regulation 100-02
  • O: FCPS Redistricting Policy 200 and Regulation 100-02
  • P: FCPS Use of School Facilities Regulation 100-01
  • Q: FCPS School Construction, Renovation and Maintenance Policy 202
  • R: FCPS Transportation Policy 441

Appendices S-V (Program Information)

  • S: Alternative Education Program
  • T: Special Education Program Description
  • U: Career and Technology Education Program Description
  • V: Staffing Ratios

Appendices W-Z (Official Approvals)

  • W: MDP Approval to Use Local Enrollment Projections
  • X: Statement of Non-Discrimination
  • Y: Planning Department Statement of Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Z: Statement from LEA Certifying Acceptance of the Plan

Appendix AA (FCPS Attendance Boundary Maps)

  • AA: FCPS Attendance Boundary Maps for 2021-22 School Year

Appendix BB (FCPS School Construction Timeline)

  • BB: FCPS Historical Timeline of School Construction