The Howard County Board of Education voted unanimously last week to replace Wilde Lake Middle School with a new middle school.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015. The plans call for the school to be built next to the current middle school, which would stay open during construction.
The total price tag to replace the aging middle school, which was built in 1969, would be $36.6 million, with $14.1 million coming from the state, $20 million from the county, and $2.5 million from a Maryland Energy Administration grant, according to a Howard County Times report.
School officials said at the board meeting they were confident the new school would qualify for state funding, according to the report.