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BCPS to hold virtual forum seeking public input on school construction options in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—BCPS officials are inviting the public to participate in a virtual community forum and online survey to provide feedback about addressing school overcrowding and other facility needs in Baltimore County Public Schools.

Participants will have an opportunity to provide input on options developed as part of the Multi-Year Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), which may include redistricting, renovation, repurposing school buildings in different ways, new construction, and more.

The virtual forum will be held on Thursday, May 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will be facilitated by design firm Cannon Design. The brief survey will be available on the MYIPAS website from May 27 through June 11th.

“Involvement from the entire community is at the heart of this collaboration to create a long-term plan for equitable, effective, and modern school facilities that will support high-quality education throughout the county for years to come,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.

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The purpose of the MYIPAS, which is coordinated by BCPS and the Baltimore County Government, is to develop a long-range plan for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements to all schools. The first phase focused on recommendations for high schools. The second phase, which is currently underway, focuses on recommendations for elementary and middle schools as well as specialty schools and centers, based on assessment findings, public surveys, focus groups, and facility option development co-constructed with BCPS stakeholders and community members. Final recommendations are expected in fall 2021.

Anyone who needs language assistance for the May 27 forum is asked to call 443-809-6796 or email xli@bcps.org as early as possible to request an interpreter. Additional public comment opportunities are available on the MYIPAS website.

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