HAGERSTOWN - Fountain Rock Elementary School might get its cafeteria sooner than anticipated.
Before voting Tuesday night to approve the fiscal year 2008 capital improvement program, the Washington County Board of Education voted to amend the document. The amendment moved up possible funding for the elementary school's cafeteria and other improvements from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2009.
Parent and community groups have been advocating for a cafeteria in the elementary school for years.
The board voted unanimously to amend the capital improvement program, which is a request to the state for about $20 million in funding for new schools, additions and renovations. The amendment included the addition of a request for about $5 million in funding from the county for core facilities improvements at Fountain Rock, which would include a cafeteria. The request would be made in the fiscal year 2009 capital improvement program.
The board voted unanimously to approve the capital improvement program as amended.