A groundbreaking ceremony for Perry Hall’s new elementary school was held on Monday morning.
Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, was joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Fifth District Councilman David Marks, school board member Julie Henn, and other dignitaries to break ground on the new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.
The new school will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.
“Our rezoning decisions have lightened the impact of development on overcrowding,” said Councilman Marks. “Now we have officially broken ground on the first of three new schools to eliminate this problem. I grew up a half-mile from this school site. It will serve the bulk of central Perry Hall, both older neighborhoods and the newer Honeygo communities.”
The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.