Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional $34 million for higher education, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $34 million in funding for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland to improve infrastructure at colleges and universities and to support economic development across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. With the addition of the RELIEF Act, …


Business, Education, Health

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …


BCPS meal distribution schedule to be affected by Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

TOWSON, MD—The usual Monday and Wednesday meal distribution schedule for Baltimore County Public Schools will be altered during the week of January 18 – 22, 2021 due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18th. Due to the closure of the school system on Monday, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute meals next week on Wednesday, January …

The Education Foundation to provide coats, art supplies, books for BCPS staff to distribute to students

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Through several events in January, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will be distributing materials to school system staff to be distributed to BCPS students. “Over the last several months, we have been reaching out to area businesses, individuals, and organizations seeking support for our RISE for a Brighter Future initiative and Share the Warmth campaign,” …

Baltimore County Fire Department recognizes BCPS Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Fire Chief Joanne R. Rund on Tuesday night recognized the winners of the 2020 BCPS Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. The 24 winners and “honorable mention” participants are third-grade students from Baltimore County Public Schools. The poster contest is held each fall and asks elementary students to illustrate the year’s National Fire Prevention Week theme. The 2020 …

Councilman Marks: Secure state funding for two new northeastern schools

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… As the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly opens, the top priority for our state legislators should be to secure the funding needed to advance new schools in Baltimore County. This will be the third consecutive session where such funding stalled. In 2019, the newly-elected House of Delegates advanced …

Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …

Governor Hogan announces $50.5 million for school construction, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $50.5 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland, including school construction and economic development projects across the state. “These shovel-ready projects will help create jobs and lay the foundation for the strongest possible recovery,” said Governor Hogan. “In the coming days, we will be proposing a larger economic and stimulus …