School system, county and state officials will join Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School tomorrow night to officially rededicate the school, which recently underwent a complete renovation and expansion. The 6 p.m. rededication on Thursday, Oct. 10 is open to the public.
Dr. Mudd first opened in 1967 with about 45,000 square feet of space, a combined cafeteria and activity area, indoor courtyards and a central library location. In 2017, a major renovation began at the school that included the creation of a separate gymnasium and cafeteria, new main entrance and an additional nearly 36,000 square feet of learning space for students. Classrooms and additional learning spaces were modernized for students. Dr. Mudd also received essential mechanical and structural upgrades to replace aging equipment.
Cost of the renovation and expansion was nearly $24 million. During the two-year process, students were bused to the Charles County Transition School, a temporary location featuring classrooms, a gymnasium, main office and cafeteria. The Transition School currently houses Eva Turner Elementary School students and staff. Turner is undergoing a similar renovation and expansion.
The rededication ceremony will air live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com. Tours of the school following the end of the ceremony are available.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.