Education

Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce 2021-2022 school calendar

TOWSON, MD—At its November 10 meeting, the Board of Education of Baltimore County approved the 2021-2022 school calendar for Baltimore County Public Schools. This calendar has BCPS students beginning the school year, before Labor Day, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, and ending between Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, June 16, 2022, depending on the number of inclement weather/emergency closure days …


Education, Health

Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce revised reopening plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced a revised Reopening Plan (which can be found online here or at the end of this article), which includes the following updates to the original plan: Appendix A: Safety Is Our True North (health and safety guidelines) Appendix I: Academic Support Centers Appendix J: SAT Offered at BCPS High Schools Appendix K: Athletics …


Inspector General unable to determine source of pornographic noises heard during Baltimore County School Board meeting

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Tuesday issued the following statement from the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education regarding the board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020: “On October 15, 2020, the Board Officers, in consultation with the Superintendent and Board counsel, requested …

BCPS parents, students invited to complete survey about first quarter virtual instruction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are inviting students and parents/caregivers to complete an online survey about their experiences with virtual instruction during the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. The anonymous survey is open now through Sunday, Nov. 8.  Those needing assistance with taking the survey are asked to call the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) …

Superintendent issues statement after erotic noises interrupt virtual Baltimore County Board of Education meeting

UPDATE: Officials have issued an update on this investigation here. Original story below… —— OWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams issued a statement on Thursday after erotic noises were heard during the board’s virtual meeting on Tuesday, October 13th. At one point during Tuesday night’s virtual meeting, “pornographic …

Consultant releases recommendations for Baltimore County Public Schools high school construction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools have released the recommendations from the first phase of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS). MYIPAS is a 10-year capital planning process that will identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. The first phase focused on high schools. The second phase, focusing on all remaining schools, centers, …

Parking lot expansion under way at Gunpowder Elementary School

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The long-awaited expansion of the Gunpowder Elementary School parking lot is now under way. Councilman David Marks shared photos of the expansion work “in progress” on Thursday. “When schools reopen, this (expansion) should alleviate the persistent parking issues in this area – one of the key priorities identified by the task force I created to improve mobility near Klausmier …

Baltimore County Public Schools announces plan for virtual education through January 2021

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools plans to begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual education, following approval secured Tuesday night from the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Following schedules designed by their schools, students will engage in live, virtual instruction with their teachers four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday), for 2 – 3.5 hours per day. …