The University System of Maryland Hagerstown Education Center in downtown Hagerstown is on schedule and set to open for the 2004-05 school year despite concerns about startup funds, a University System official said Tuesday.
"We're on track with schedule, budget and the construction is fully funded," Mark Beck, capital planning director for the University System, said after a meeting between a local steering committee and University System officials at the Frostburg State University Center in Hagerstown.
Beck said work is expected to continue at the old Baldwin House complex site through spring 2004.
The state has budgeted $13.3 million to renovate the complex. The University System will ask for about $500,000 for startup costs during the next General Assembly session, said Chris Hart, University System spokesman. He said that money would fund initial operating and service costs.