Education, Opinion, Politics

Councilman Marks: Secure state funding for two new northeastern schools

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… As the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly opens, the top priority for our state legislators should be to secure the funding needed to advance new schools in Baltimore County. This will be the third consecutive session where such funding stalled. In 2019, the newly-elected House of Delegates advanced …


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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 …


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 …

Gunpowder Elementary principal, students dig up time capsule from 1995 [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—It’s not every day that someone finds a real-life treasure map. When Gunpowder Elementary School principal Wendy Cunningham came across a map leading to a time capsule buried in May, 1995 with instructions to retrieve it in May 2020, that’s exactly what she did. Twenty-five years to the month after its burial, members of the fifth grade class …

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

UPDATE: The parking lot expansion is now under way. Original story below… —— 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 …

Henn, Marks write letter asking Governor Hogan to support Built to Learn Act

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Among the many other economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, it was revealed last week that construction funding for the proposed new northeast Baltimore County school projects was now uncertain due to budget constraints. Last Tuesday night, the Baltimore County School Board approved a contract modification that authorizes the school system to purchase new technology for projects including …

Construction funding for new northeast Baltimore County schools uncertain due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Construction funding for the proposed new schools in northeastern Baltimore County is now uncertain due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday night, the Baltimore County School Board approved a contract modification that authorizes the school system to purchase new technology for projects including the new northeast elementary school at Ridge Road and the new northeast middle school. That …