Education, Family, Health

BCPS announces meal distribution changes beginning Monday, March 1

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Some Baltimore County Public Schools students will begin attending classes in their school buildings during the week of March 1st. To facilitate the Phase I and Phase II hybrid instruction model, the school system will modify its meal distribution program beginning on Monday. Under this new plan, school officials say all elementary school students who opted for in-person …


Education, Politics, Traffic

Parking improvements completed at Gunpowder Elementary School [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—Parking improvements have been completed at Perry Hall’s Gunpowder Elementary School, Councilman David Marks announced on Friday. The project is one that supporters say will improve mobility both at the school along Holiday Manor Road. “Parking has been a problem at Gunpowder Elementary School since before I was elected,” said Councilman Marks. “Along with the resurfacing of Baker …


Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to increase internet access during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students attending school remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the FCC asked for comment on petitions urging the commission to temporarily waive some restrictions on its E-Rate program. Specifically, …

Perry Hall, Parkville High School students named 2021 Champions of Courage grand prize winners

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Ava Wehr of Perry Hall High School and Breanna Pompey of Parkville High School were honored as first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the 34th Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition. Wehr received a $200 scholarship, and in her honor, Perry Hall High received a $200 award. Pompey was awarded a $150 scholarship, and Parkville High …

Governor Hogan: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arriving next week, face coverings required in school settings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, the arrival of single-dose vaccines next week, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to …

Baltimore County Public Schools graduation rate improves to 88.5% for Class of 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools has improved from 87.6 percent for the Class of 2019 to 88.5 percent for the Class of 2020, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate decreased from 86.86 percent in 2019 to 86.75 percent in 2020. The BCPS …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce meal distribution changes beginning Monday, March 1

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Some Baltimore County Public Schools students will begin attending classes in their school buildings during the week of March 1. To facilitate the Phase I and Phase II hybrid instruction model, the school system will modify its meal distribution program beginning Monday, March 1st. Under this new plan, all elementary school students who opted for in-person hybrid instruction …

Education Foundation of BCPS announces new scholarship fund honoring Perry Hall, Parkville educator

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced a new scholarship fund established in honor of the late Arnold Potler, a veteran BCPS educator. Potler spent his entire career with Baltimore County Public Schools, with assignments at Sudbrook Middle School and Milford Mill, Parkville, Perry Hall, and Pikesville high schools. In addition to teaching science, Potler served …