Education

Causey, Henn to serve as de facto chair, vice chair of Baltimore County school board

TOWSON, MD—Incumbent Board Chair Kathleen S. Causey and Vice Chair Julie C. Henn will remain in their positions as de facto officers of the Board of Education of Baltimore County until such time as the Board elects officers by the required majority of seven votes. No candidate for either office received the required majority of votes to be elected at …


Education, Politics

Marks, Bhandari put pressure on BCPS to reduce bus overcrowding, delays

TOWSON,MD—At the Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 24, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Delegate Harry Bhandari both pushed for action to reduce school bus overcrowding and delays. “I appreciate Delegate Bhandari joining me, and I thank Councilwoman Bevins for sending a representative as well,” said Councilman Marks. “I also appreciate School Board members such as …


New school year, same bus woes

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The excitement of a new school year is fading quickly for some parents in northeastern Baltimore County. The school bus issues that plagued the county last year seem to have returned this fall. The district’s new transportation director, Jess Grim, began the school year by asking for parents’ patience as they adjusted some school bus routes. Already, …

Outdoor learning center vandalized at Kingsville 🏫

KINGSVILLE, MD – Vandals have struck at a school in Kingsville. Images circulating online Saturday evening depicted a wooden desk at Kingsville Elementary School’s outdoor learning center that had been spray-painted, seemingly with someone’s initials. “Amazing expensive wood was used to create this desk for our children,” said a representative with the Kingsville Elementary PTA, “and someone has defaced it.” …

Hundreds sign petition to alleviate overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School as new housing development looms

PERRY HALL, MD – In the wake of Baltimore County Board of Education’s decision to postpone addressing the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall Middle School, residents are taking matters into their own hands. Earlier this week, resident Joe Norman created a petition to urge the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Build to Learn Act and to urge lawmakers to …

Marks, Henn to hold town hall meeting on next steps in middle school construction process

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn will hold a town hall meeting next month to discuss next steps in building the new northeast area (Nottingham) middle school. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Hall Family Worship Center located at …

Board of Education to hear Perry Hall Middle overcrowding relief proposals

PERRY HALL, MD – The construction of the new Nottingham-area middle school has been delayed indefinitely ever since the state senate failed to pass a school construction initiative earlier this year. In the wake of this decision, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn have requested alternative relief options for the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall …

LAST HURRAH: PHHS principal recognized at retirement send-off

PERRY HALL, MD – A retiring local high school principal was honored on Tuesday in Nottingham. Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn recognized Andrew Last at his retirement party on Tuesday evening. Last has served as principal at Perry Hall High School for the past five years and is retiring from Baltimore County Public Schools. “I have …