Education, Family, Sci-Tech

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) …


Education

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, …

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 …

Dr. Erin Hager appointed to Board of Education of Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board …

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 …

Temporary cooling solutions coming for six BCPS schools

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Board of Education Chair Kathleen Causey issued statements following County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s announcement indicating that he had identified $16 million in county funds for air conditioning and heating units in county schools. This funding matches $13.4 million in state funding awarded by the Maryland Interagency Commission on School …

White to serve as consultant to Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent

TOWSON, MD – Interim Superintendent Verletta White will continue her employment with Baltimore County Public Schools in the capacity of a consultant to the superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year. On Tuesday, June 18, the Board of Education of Baltimore County accepted White’s proposal to spend the next year studying the recruitment and retention of teachers, particularly in high-need areas, …