Education, Politics

Bevins, Marks: Construction to begin on first of two new schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that construction will begin this month on the first of two new schools in northeastern Baltimore County. The 102,000-square foot elementary school will be built at the intersection of Gum Spring Road and Rossville Boulevard (21237), serving 750 students from an area to be determined after a redistricting process. …


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Last day of classes for Baltimore County Public Schools students announced

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The last day of classes for Baltimore County students has been announced. The final day will be Tuesday, June 22, according to the calendar revisions as presented to the Baltimore County Board of Education. The revised calendar reflects that three emergency closure days were used during the 2020-2021 school year. The following is the schedule for the last three …


Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …

Governor Hogan, President Ferguson, Speaker Jones announce bipartisan agreement for American Rescue Plan funding [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Wednesday announced a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate the $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State of Maryland expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in federal funding …

Delegates Boteler, Impallaria introduce legislation calling for elected school superintendents

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Delegates Joe Boteler and Rick Impallaria are looking to introduce legislation in the upcoming session to create an elected Superintendent for both Baltimore County and Harford County Public Schools. “Having watched how our public schools have been run over the last decade, we see that it is time for a change. Superintendents should be accountable to not only the …

Maryland to adopt new CDC distancing guidelines for K-12 schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland has announced that it will be adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that, with universal masking in place, students should maintain a distance of at least three feet in classroom settings. “Every single Maryland student must have the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion, …

Baltimore County Public Schools meal distribution to pause during spring break

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools meal distribution program will pause during the school system’s spring break from Monday, March 29, through Monday, April 5.  Meal distribution will resume on Wednesday, April 7. Curbside meal distribution is available for all virtual students and for hybrid students when they are not receiving in-person instruction. Curbside meal distribution is available at all …