HAGERSTOWN - Washington County Public Schools officials are planning to build the largest high school in the county.
They say it could hold up to 1,600 students - 264 more than North Hagerstown High School's capacity.
Before building can begin, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations Boyd Michael said the school system and county must work together to find a site. During a meeting last week, Michael told County Commissioners that an area east of Hagerstown would be ideal.
Funding for an East City High School is included in the school system's list of capital requests to the state for fiscal year 2009. Facilities Planner Robert Spong said the school system has asked the state for planning money for the new high school, but a site is necessary before approval can be given.
Michael said that if the county was committed to a large housing development in an area, that could drive the need for a new high school.