Education

Three BCPS juniors from Parkville, Towson selected as candidates for Student Member of the Board of Education

TOWSON, MD—Three BCPS juniors have emerged as the final candidates for student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County for the 2023-2024 school year. The finalists are: Nicholas Dimitriades of Towson High School, Kayla Drummond of Parkville High School, Nathan Harris of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology The trio were selected following application reviews and …


Education, Family

BCPS to evaluate additional locations for northeastern high school

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new northeastern high school moved one big step forward on Tuesday night. At the Baltimore County Board of Education meeting held on January 24, the board approved a change to the county’s capital budget request that will allow BCPS to consider sites other than Loch Raven High for a new school – a site the community widely does …


Eastern Tech graduate, former student board member, returns as substitute teacher during winter break

ESSEX, MD—When his alarm buzzed early in the morning on January 5, Christian Thomas had to get his bearings. Now in the middle of his first year at Yale University, he has grown accustomed to waking up considerably later than he did as a high school student. Why in the middle of his winter break was his alarm going off? …

Board of Education action to study northeast high school site falls short by one vote

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new high school is planned to address school overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County. The catch? It’s not really in the northeast. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Fifth District Board Member Julie Henn introduced a motion to pause finalizing the location of a planned new northeast area high school at the present, …

BCPS Superintendent Williams presents proposed Fiscal Year 2024 operating budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams presented a $2.59 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 during the January 10 meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed budget continues BCPS’ focus on raising the bar, closing achievement and opportunity gaps, and preparing all students for the future. Dr. Williams’ budget …

Pine Grove Middle School teacher raises eyebrows after bragging about ‘indoctrinating’ students on TikTok

CARNEY, MD—One local teacher is making national headlines after posting a video to social media that is raising eyebrows. In the video, teacher Alexa Sciuto celebrates “indoctrinating” students while dancing in a post on TikTok. “Put the taxes in the bag,” the Pine Grove Middle School teacher’s post on TikTok said, as she jovially danced. Fox News reports that the …

Baltimore County Board of Education members name new chair, vice chair

TOWSON, MD—At their first meeting as new members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County on December 6, a new chair and vice chair were named. Jane Lichter was selected to serve as Board chair while Robin Harvey was selected as vice chair. Both officers will serve a one-year term. A resident of Pikesville, Lichter (District 2) was elected …

INAUGURATION 2022: Baltimore County elected officials sworn in as new term begins

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and several other elected officials were sworn in on Monday as a new term begins in local government. Hundreds of guests, elected officials, Baltimore County employees and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of Baltimore County officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue …