Montgomery County officials are hoping a massive addition to an existing high school will help relieve overcrowding, at least in the short term.
Construction is still underway on an 88,000 square foot addition to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, but it is all expected to be done when students fill the hallways this fall. The new addition will allow for a capacity of 2,400 students which the school is slated to hit in just five years.
“It’s not confined to just Bethesda. Our county continues to grow which presents some challenges in terms of school facilities so we have upgrades to other schools,” said Michael Durso, school board president.
The first day of school in Montgomery County is September 4.