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 …


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 …

Councilman Marks provides update on recreation projects, including two new turf fields

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday provided an update on recreation projects in and around the Fifth District, including two newly-completed turf fields. “The new turf fields at Honeygo Regional Park and Meadowood Regional Park will extend the life of these facilities and serve athletes from around the county,” said Councilman Marks. “In addition to the projects mentioned …

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 …

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 …

Perry Hall High School girls’ soccer team cracks United Soccer Coaches national top 25 rankings

PERRY HALL, MD—A pair of local girls soccer teams have “kicked” things up a notch. Both the Perry Hall High School and Hereford High School girls’ soccer teams have cracked the United Soccer Coaches national top 25 high school rankings. PHHS came in at number 3 while Hereford HS came in at number 14. Coming in at number one was …

Baltimore County Public Schools to allow increased spectator capacity for fall season sports

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced plans to increase spectator capacity for athletic games beginning as early as Thursday, March 18, 2021. Plans provide the safety required for three spectators per athlete per game. Due to the size of some of the smaller facilities, adjustments may be made to accommodate spectators safely under current social distancing guidelines. BCPS will …