Comptroller to Visit Staff and Students at New St. Charles High School in Waldorf

-Comptroller to View $74 Million School Project Using Green Technology –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

Charles County School officials

State and local elected officials

WHAT:           Comptroller Peter Franchot will join Charles County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Hill, Principal Richard Conley and school officials on a tour of the new $74 million St. Charles High School, which opened in August. St. Charles High, at 269,000 square feet, is the first high school to open in the county since North Point in 2005. St. Charles High is the seventh high school in the county. The state already has provided approximately $35 million.

The four-story school has incorporated green technology into its design including a digital classroom; “Science on a Sphere,” a room-sized globe that provides students with visual instruction about science, the Earth and the environment; and Telepresence technology that uses large screens to create a virtual classroom in more than one location. The Comptroller last visited the school in February when it was still under construction.

WHEN:           Today, October 8, 2014

                         1 p.m.

WHERE:        St. Charles High School

5305 Piney Church Road

La Plata, MD 20646

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)