Liberty Elementary School Feasibility Study

photo of Liberty Elementary School


Holly Nelson
Project Manager

(301) 644-5026

Final Board of Education Presentation was Wednesday, May 8 at 3 PM.


FCPS will begin a feasibility study in December 2018 to determine the best way to modernize and expand Liberty Elementary. The purpose of the study is to identify school renovation needs, additional space needs, options for meeting the needs, and estimated costs for each option. The study is expected to take five months and there will be opportunities for community members to participate throughout the study.

During the feasibility study, staff will work with a consultant to consider several options:

  • Renovate and expand the current building, or
  • Replace the current building with a larger new building.

Feasibility Study Process

This study is the first step in the process to modernize and expand Liberty Elementary School. The feasibility study will start in December 2018 and conclude in May 2019. All staff meetings are open to the public. Information about feasibility study meetings and community meetings can be found on the Meetings page of this project’s web page.

In order to determine the best way to modernize Liberty Elementary School, the team will consider the existing building’s physical condition, the building’s ability to provide space for our current educational programs and the community’s vision for the school. The architecture consultant team will provide conceptual layouts for the all options considered and the community will have opportunities to provide feedback.

Community Engagement

The feasibility study team will organize several ways for the community to provide input on the future of Liberty Elementary School. View the project flier for more information on the project. Community meeting information is posted on the Meetings page of this project's web page.

Please participate in the feasibility study survey by Friday, February 8, 2019 to help shape the FCPS vision for the school.

Next Steps

Once the feasibility study is completed, the next steps are design and construction. The proposed timeline for the project is shown below, contingent on funding from the State and County.

School Year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27
        Design Construction Modernized
Liberty ES