Education

BCPS students select Perry Hall junior Roah Hassan as Student Member of the Board for 2022-2023

TOWSON, MD—Middle and high school students from across Baltimore County have selected Perry Hall High School junior Roah Hassan to serve as the student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County (SMOB) for the 2022-2023 school year. Hassan’s one-year term begins July 1, 2022. A record number of 13,169 students cast online ballots on Thursday, March 17th. The …


Crime, Education, Family, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan announces actions to combat anti-Asian hate, bias crimes [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a series of statewide actions to combat anti-Asian hate and bias crimes, including enhanced safety and enforcement measures, more robust community resources, and steps to empower educators and students. “The actions we are announcing here today are the beginning,” said Governor Hogan. “We will use every tool at our disposal to help provide …


Maryland recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring School Bus Safety Week in Maryland, October 18-22. The proclamation celebrates school bus drivers, calling attention to their rigorous training, safety record, as well as their meticulous implementation of new safety practices and dedicated service during the …

Perry Hall High School student to represent Baltimore County on Maryland Center for School Safety’s Student Focus Group

PERRY HALL, MD— Three Baltimore County Public Schools students represent the county on the 25-member 2021-2022 Student Focus Group for the Maryland Center for School Safety. The students are: Claire Cabral, a Grade 10 student at Hereford High School, and First Vice President of Baltimore County Student Councils Panagiolis Fafalios, a Grade 12 student at Dundalk High School and Sollers …

Governor Hogan releases FY 2021 supplemental budget

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday submitted a supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that requests $10 million for emergency coronavirus preparedness expenses and funding for other important state and local initiatives. In addition, the governor’s supplemental budget further reins in general fund spending growth to 0.5%, and provides more than $90 million in general fund savings. “With this supplemental …

Governor Hogan announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ initiative, appoints anti-human trafficking director

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a pair of important new initiatives over the past week, one aimed at improving safety in schools and the other aimed at putting an end to human trafficking. Safe Schools Maryland Governor Hogan has announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school …

Governor Hogan signs comprehensive school safety bill into law

Governor Larry Hogan was joined on Tuesday by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 114 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The signing followed the conclusion of the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday, April 9. “Today is a great …

Governor Hogan announces school safety initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced a series of new initiatives to bolster school safety, including new funding, an executive order, and emergency legislation. He also voiced his support for existing legislative proposals to enhance safety in Maryland schools; increase coordination among schools, state agencies, and law enforcement; and keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and …