September 8, 2020 is the first day of school for the GCPS students.

The GCPS central office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 70 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

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Strategic Facilities Plan

On March 12, 2019, the Garrett County Board of Education unanimously voted to accept the bid of Educational Facilities Planning LLC (EFP) to help Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) develop a strategic facilities plan. The plan will address the conditions of facilities, enrollment and demographic data, and the preferences and concerns of the community in order to develop a vision for GCPS facilities and learning environments that is aligned with community and Board values. The planning process will involve thorough research, community involvement, and a prioritized set of planning options accompanied by detailed cost and implementation information. EFP was established in 2016 by David Lever, who brings more than four decades of practice in construction, architecture, and capital planning to this project.
Dr. Lever follows a 6-Step Strategic Planning Process:
  • Research / Information Gathering
  • Community Outreach: Listening Sessions
  • Planning Objectives / Options / Draft Recommendations
  • Research the Priority Options and Recommendations
  • Community Outreach: Feedback on Draft Recommendations
  • Final Recommendations and Strategic Plan

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To provide comments to the School Facilities Committee, use the following email: .
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