Business, Events, Politics

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …


Business, Education

BCPS Superintendent presents proposed FY2022 budget, acknowledges challenge of serving students with greater needs during period of limited resources

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams presented a $1.67 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 during the Board of Education of Baltimore County’s Jan. 5 meeting. ”Our budget is really about people,” Williams said, as he highlighted that salaries and benefits comprise 83 percent of the BCPS budget. The superintendent’s FY2022 budget proposal …


Baltimore County, BCPS announce community engagement effort for capital planning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday today announced a new community engagement effort as part of phase 2 of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), a long-range capital planning process to identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. As part of this new effort, additional online surveys and virtual community forums …

Senator West, Councilman Marks: Change law to enforce more oversight of schools

The following op-ed was submitted by Senator Chris West and Councilman David Marks, who represent northeastern Baltimore County. This month, instruction for Baltimore County Public Schools’ system was disrupted by a ransomware attack, the costs of which are still not known. We would like to thank the personnel who are working to correct the problem, as well as educators, students …

Baltimore County Board of Education requests community input on proposed changes to BCPS high school construction plan

TOWSON, MD—Annually, the Baltimore County Board of Education reviews Baltimore County Public Schools’ school construction plans and considers requests for state and county funding. Priority projects are included in funding requests. Not surprisingly, there are always many more needs than available funding. The Board votes on each request separately and can amend the request based on needs. In recent years, …

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 …

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 …