We, the undersigned, call on the members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education to complete badly needed capital improvements to Brock Bridge Elementary School. Upgrading existing spaces by building walls to form self-contained classrooms with doors is essential to the academic success of our children. Our outmoded 1970's style school must be modernized now to give our children the same learning opportunities as neighboring schools in our county. Brock Bridge teachers and parents agree that the current open space plan allows undue disruption and inhibits student concentration. Brock Bridge Elementary is already experiencing overcrowded classrooms and when new students arrive due to the BRAC; this problem will be further exacerbated. By building walls to form self-contained classrooms with doors, we will deliver a better learning environment to our 630+ children. Enclosed classrooms will permit teachers to enhance the learning environment by using walls for displays and other educational aids. Our children's education is a top priority and as taxpayers of the western-most community in Anne Arundel County, we are seeking urgent attention to this matter. We look forward to your support of self-contained classrooms and much needed capital improvements at Brock Bridge Elementary School in 2009.