James Marks 
Joan Lerch
Department Secretary
Miguel Ugarte
Project Manager
Ellen Becker
Project Manager

Aging Schools Projects
Under the Aging School Program, Carroll County Public Schools has completed numerous projects to repair, replace, or renovate specific capital systems in school buildings greater than 15 years of age. Projects are selected that will protect school buildings from deterioration, improve safety for students and staff, and enhance the delivery of educational programs.

Systemic Renovations
Projects that replace building systems, such as Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning systems and Roof Replacements are considered systemic renovations. State of Maryland and County Capital Improvement Budget funding provides the resources required to maintain high quality school facilities.
New Construction Projects
New construction projects include new buildings and additions as deemed necessary for various reasons including aging infrastructure replacement, enrollment growth, and specific educational program’s needs.​
Modernization Projects
Modernization projects include the replacement of multiple building systems and components to address changes in the educational program delivery methodology and renew the physical plant assets.​

Department Responsibilities

This department provides the administration of design and construction of new schools, additions to existing buildings, and renewals of existing school facilities in accordance with approved educational specifications and building codes. In addition, this office supervises minor improvement projects (facility modifications), coordinates the installation and relocation of relocation classroom facilities, and maintains real property and facility data.

 The office is responsible for:

  • Implementation of the Capital Improvement Program
  • Providing an on-site inspection staff to guarantee quality assurance.
  • Providing building evaluation and assessment to coordinate the planning of construction projects for the preparation of the annual Educational Facilities Master Plan to best support the educational needs of the students.

    For additional inquiries or questions, please call 410-751-3111.

Contract Information

The Carroll County Public Schools Construction Department, under the Director of Facilities Management, designs and constructs facilities for Carroll County Public Schools. Most facilities modifications and all major capital improvements are contracted.

The designs for facility projects are usually prepared by architectural and/or engineering (A/E) firms selected for each project and performed under the direction of the Construction Department. These projects are then constructed by contractors with the construction administration performed jointly by the Construction Department, Construction Management, and architectural and engineering firms. 

All non-in-house projects are administered through the competitive bid process.

The Department of Facilities Management mission is to ensure that all public school facilities are appropriately planned, designed, constructed, and operated, and that these facilities and associated buildings and equipment are maintained. The Purchasing Department is responsible for all bid and procurement support.

Capital Improvement Projects

Capital Improvement Program projects for Carroll County Public Schools are administered by the Construction Department. Projects include new construction, capital renewals, and other capital facility projects. Competitive bids are obtained from pre-qualified bidders that have submitted a Pre-Qualification Application for construction services for Capital Improvement Program Projects. Procurement of the services for the construction of projects are handled by the Carroll County Public Schools’ Purchasing Department and are advertised in the local newspapers and on their website.