Education, Politics

Hundreds sign petition to alleviate overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School as new housing development looms

PERRY HALL, MD – In the wake of Baltimore County Board of Education’s decision to postpone addressing the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall Middle School, residents are taking matters into their own hands. Earlier this week, resident Joe Norman created a petition to urge the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Build to Learn Act and to urge lawmakers to …


Education, Politics

White to serve as consultant to Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent

TOWSON, MD – Interim Superintendent Verletta White will continue her employment with Baltimore County Public Schools in the capacity of a consultant to the superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year. On Tuesday, June 18, the Board of Education of Baltimore County accepted White’s proposal to spend the next year studying the recruitment and retention of teachers, particularly in high-need areas, …


Marks, Henn to hold town hall meeting on next steps in middle school construction process

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn will hold a town hall meeting next month to discuss next steps in building the new northeast area (Nottingham) middle school. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Hall Family Worship Center located at …

Board of Education to hear Perry Hall Middle overcrowding relief proposals

PERRY HALL, MD – The construction of the new Nottingham-area middle school has been delayed indefinitely ever since the state senate failed to pass a school construction initiative earlier this year. In the wake of this decision, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn have requested alternative relief options for the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall …

Darryl L. Williams named superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools

TOWSON, MD – On Tuesday night, the Board of Education of Baltimore County voted to appoint Dr. Darryl L. Williams as the next superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, effective July 1, 2019. Darryl Williams is an area associate superintendent for eight clusters of schools in Montgomery County, and oversees eight high schools, 15 middle schools and 44 elementary schools, …

School board to hold emergency meeting to address bus delays in northeastern Baltimore County

It would seem that a breaking point has been reached. With school bus delays mounting in northeastern Baltimore County, local elected officials want answers. Dozens of parents have complained on local online forums lately that Baltimore County school buses have been arriving hours late, if they arrive at all. “When school buses don’t arrive, children are in danger,” said BCPS …