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 …

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 …

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 …

Baltimore County Public Schools to offer additional in-person academic support for selected students

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will offer selected students additional in-person academic support on Saturdays and/or after school, based on each school community’s specific needs. The initiatives, funded by the federal CARES grant, will be offered from April through June. “This school year has been particularly challenging for our students – and for all of us,” said Superintendent Dr. …

Tickets now available for BCPS fall season sports

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—– Fall sports will begin on Friday, March 12, for Baltimore County Public Schools, and paperless tickets are now available for purchase using Ticket Spricket. Tickets are $5 each (plus a service fee), paperless, and are needed only for football, field hockey, soccer, and volleyball games and badminton matches. Tickets for Friday, March 12 will be available for …