Published on: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 News

Piney Branch Elementary School Feasibility Study: Be Heard!

Montgomery County Public School officials are discussing ways to address the growing school-aged population in the County in the context of its Capital Improvement Plan for school facilities. Piney Branch Elementary School (PBES) will be the subject of a “feasibility study” to evaluate space needs and options for addressing those needs, including trade-offs and costs of various options.

One option that has been discussed and will be part of the study is to close the pool at PBES to make way for additional classroom space. While the City of Takoma Park recognizes the need for classroom expansion, we have heard from many residents who hope that such growth does not come at the cost of the existing pool facilities. To that end, we wanted to make sure you were aware of upcoming opportunities for in-person public engagement in the process. These are opportunities to make your voice heard!

Meetings will be held at the following dates and times in the Piney Branch Elementary School Media Center.

  • Work Session Meeting #1, January 31, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. 
  • Work Session Meeting #2, February 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Work Session Meeting #3, February 21, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.
  • Work Session Meeting #4, March 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
  • PTA Presentation, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

For further information please contact: Gary D. Mosesman, Project Manager