Business, Education, Politics

Councilman Marks introduces bill to look at Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will introduce legislation to update the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the statute designed to govern development in school districts. The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Councilmembers Izzy Patoka and Wade Kach, would establish a task force to look at changes to the APFO. The task force would include representatives from the Board of Education, …


Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Marks, Jackson support new BCPS policy regarding student arrest notifications

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks (R) and Delegate Carl Jackson (D) have each written letters to the members of the Baltimore County Board of Education in support of a policy change that would improve the decision-making that occurs when a student has been arrested. “This rule change would require law enforcement agencies to notify the Baltimore County Public School …


Board of Education seeking public comment on boundary recommendations affecting Perry Hall, Carney schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday that the public has until Saturday, June 13, to comment on a proposed adjustment to the boundary lines of four Baltimore County schools now under consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed boundary change, which was presented to the Board during its May 19 work session, is necessary …

Dr. Erin Hager sworn in as newest member of Board of Education of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was sworn in on Thursday morning by the Baltimore County Clerk of the Court as the newest member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to fill …

School board leaders describe decision to hold virtual BCPS graduations

TOWSON, MD—At its May 5 meeting, the Board of Education of Baltimore County voted to approve a contract with the company Herff Jones to provide virtual graduation ceremonies for all Baltimore County Public Schools high schools. “This was a difficult decision for all of us,” said Board Chair Kathleen Causey. “We have heard from students and parents that what they …

Marks, Henn: Board approves contract to expand parking lot at Gunpowder Elementary School

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn on Tuesday announced the approval of the contract to expand the parking lot at Gunpowder Elementary School. The Board of Education approved the contract at its May 5th meeting. Construction will occur this summer. Monumental Paving and Excavating was awarded the contract for $1.6 million. The parking lot will expand …

Dr. Erin Hager appointed to Board of Education of Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board …

Outcry builds after Loch Raven High uses Trump image next to Nazi symbols in AP classroom

PARKVILLE, MD—Public outcry is building after students at Loch Raven High School were shown a classroom slide presenting President Donald Trump next to Nazi and communist symbols. A slide in an AP History class at the school showed President Trump alongside pictures of a Nazi swastika and hammer-and-sickle, which is frequently used to depict communism. The text “wants to round …