The School Facilities Branch is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to Maryland’s 24 school systems and the Maryland School for the Blind with regard to long-range facility planning; capital improvement program development; educational specifications; and the design, construction, and maintenance of school facilities. This Branch administers the review and approval of locally funded school construction projects and leases by the State Superintendent of Schools. This Branch is responsible for developing guidelines and standards for the planning, construction, and maintenance of school facilities. The Branch conducts the periodic Facilities Assessment Survey of all public schools in Maryland and assists with the development of capital projects for the Department.
This Branch is a part of a multi agency program, the Interagency Committee on Public School Construction (IAC/PSCP), established under the Board of Public Works to provide State funding for school construction. The members of the IAC are the State Superintendent of Schools who serves as Chair, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning, the appointee of the President of the Maryland Senate, and the appointee of the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.