The Ruppersberger administration has decided to put an additional $1.4 million of county money into a 400-seat expansion of Perry Hall Middle School.
The expansion, which includes a large meeting-performance room off the cafeteria and new administrative offices, will enable the school to split into two separately run modules operating in the same physical complex. The concept is called a "school within a school."
The project was to cost $5.4 million, including a state contribution of $1.4 million. But the dual-school concept increased the renovation costs by $1.4 million, and County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III said he has decided to provide that money.