Education

BCPS parents, students invited to complete online survey about second-quarter instruction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ students and parents/caregivers are invited to complete an online survey about their experiences with virtual instruction during the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. The anonymous survey is open now through Saturday, January 30th. Parents/caregivers and students can take the survey in English as well as Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, …


Education, Health, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County health department, school system announce start of COVID-19 vaccine program for county school employees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools have announced the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program for BCPS employees, starting Friday, January, 22nd. Due to the national challenges with vaccine distribution and availability, the nearly 20,000 employees of BCPS will be offered vaccines in an order related to their direct contact with students. Members of …


BCPS updates reopening plan to include option for phased-in hybrid learning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has updated its reopening plan to include details about in-person instruction options for all students. Families may now choose to continue virtual learning or to begin hybrid learning, with timing driven by local and state health metrics. The newly added information pertains to three groups of students. In the plan’s new Appendix N, guidance is …

Superintendent Williams: No data was stolen during BCPS ransomware attack

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams on Wednesday issued an update on the ransomware attack that plagued the school system back in November. In the statement, Dr. Williams states that “there is no evidence that any data was accessed or stolen.” The full statement from Dr. Williams is below: “Dear BCPS Community, As we head into the …

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 …

Baltimore County Public Schools program specialist appointed to Maryland Family Engagement Coalition

TOWSON, MD—Susan Hahn, a program specialist in the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Family and Community Engagement, has been appointed to serve on the Maryland Family Engagement Coalition. Established in 2012, the coalition is comprised of child development experts, policymakers, early care and education providers, and community advocates seeking to increase use of family engagement practices that improve outcomes …

BCPS launches COVID-19 data dashboard

TOWON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an online COVID-19 data dashboard that will be updated every Friday. The dashboard provides data on COVID-19 cases in Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health. On the dashboard, graphs and tables show the …