Education, Family, Health

BCPS meal distribution extended; two more meal distribution sites to be added

TOWSON, MD—In alignment with the state-mandated extended closure of school buildings, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute free meals to students through Friday, April 24. Beginning Thursday, March 26, BCPS students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner (three meals in one bag) at 50 locations, including two new sites: Church Lane Elementary School and General John Stricker Middle School. …


Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland schools to remain closed until April 24

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a Wednesday morning press conference to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the press conference, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that officials would extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. “With the challenges facing our State and our country, we have …


BCPS serves more than 50,000 meals during first week of school closure, 2 new distribution sites added

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools served more than 50,000 meals during the first week of the state-mandated school closure. Beginning Monday, March 23, two additional sites will be added as meal distribution locations bringing the total to 46. The following numbers of meals were distributed by BCPS from March 16 -20: Monday, March 16: 1,159 Tuesday, March 17: 1,911 Wednesday, …

Baltimore County launches mapping tools showing youth meal sites, locations offering carry-out/delivery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced new resources to help residents locate food distribution sites and identify restaurants offering food pickup, carry-out, and delivery services. “As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation, we have to make sure our residents can access fundamental necessities—especially food,” Olszewski said. “We will continue to work around the clock …

BCPS expands student meal locations

TOWSON, MD—Beginning Thursday, March 19, Baltimore County Public Schools students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 44 locations, including three new sites: Carriage Hill Apartments, Saddle Brooke Apartments, and Woodmoor Shopping Center. Students must be present to receive meals in the parking lots of the locations identified below on weekdays through March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 …

Eastern Tech mathematics chair named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator

ESSEX, MD—Stacy Barry, a resource teacher in the BCPS Office of Innovation and Digital Safety, has been named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Education Technology (MSET), and Kimberly Burton-Regulski, mathematics department chair at Eastern Technical High School, has been named that group’s 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator. Both women will be honored at MSET’s Common …

Maryland General Assembly passes Built to Learn Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1, the so-called “Built to Learn Act.” The bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. HB-1 includes three northeastern Baltimore County school projects; a new elementary school in Rosedale, a new middle school at …

BCPS expands meal options for students

UPDATE: The list of available locations has been expanded. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—In addition to the previously announced free meals available from Baltimore County Public Schools, the school system expanded meal sites on Tuesday and will begin providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all sites on Wednesday, March 18th. Free meals have also been announced by the Maryland …