Business, Education, Politics

County Executive Olsewski proposes record investments in education

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday was joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Board Chair Makeda Scott to announce proposed record investments in the County’s public education system for Fiscal Year 2022. The total proposed budget for the school system totals more than $2.05 billion and covers nearly all of the Board …


Education

BCPS approves construction of new northeast area elementary school

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Northeastern Baltimore County will be getting a new elementary school next year to address overcrowding in one of the county’s fastest-growing areas. Construction of the 750-seat school was approved in March by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Board members voted for construction to begin later this spring and early summer on the planned state-of-the-art elementary school. Plans …


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. …

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 …

Councilman Marks thanks school board for initiating construction of new school

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday morning thanked the Baltimore County Board of Education for advancing the construction of the new elementary school proposed at Rossville Boulevard in the White Marsh area. At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Board approved $48.3 million in construction contracts, allowing the project to proceed. Construction will start this summer, with an expected opening …

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …

BCPS Superintendent presents proposed FY2022 budget, acknowledges challenge of serving students with greater needs during period of limited resources

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams presented a $1.67 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022 during the Board of Education of Baltimore County’s Jan. 5 meeting. ”Our budget is really about people,” Williams said, as he highlighted that salaries and benefits comprise 83 percent of the BCPS budget. The superintendent’s FY2022 budget proposal …

Baltimore County, BCPS announce community engagement effort for capital planning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday today announced a new community engagement effort as part of phase 2 of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), a long-range capital planning process to identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. As part of this new effort, additional online surveys and virtual community forums …