Hampton Elementary School on Charmuth Rd in Lutherville had a visit today from State Comptroller Peter Franchot to see the overcrowding in the school.

Hampton was built for a capacity of 307 students. The Towson Times reports that it currently has 496 enrolled students, with eight trailers currently in place, and the playground being torn down to add three additional portable classrooms.

This visit comes on the heels of Kevin Kamenetz’s visit to Stoneleigh Elementary to view the overcrowding at that school, and the push for an addition there.

The State Board of Public Works still has to vote on the Hampton Elementary addition, because it would cost about $6.5 Million in funding. The County has pledged their support, but the state has to approve their portion.

Good luck to Hampton Elementary on receiving their funding for the addition. It sounds very likely they will get what they need, which will help the students tremendously!