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Boundary process for central, northeast middle schools continues with January 25 meeting

TOWSON, MD—The second of five meetings of the committee charged with considering boundary options for central and northeast area middle schools will be held this week. The committee meetings have been scheduled through March 29, along with a public information session on March 8 to solicit public feedback about boundary line changes under consideration. This second meeting will be held …


Education

BCPS Superintendent Williams will not seek new contract

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams has announced that he will not be seeking a new contract. On Monday, Dr. Williams issued the following statement: “After much deliberation and conversation with my family, I have decided not to seek an additional four-year contract. It has been an honor to serve as superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, …


Carver Center senior one of 50 students to be featured in College Board’s Advanced Placement Art and Design Exhibit

TOWSON, MD—Vivian Orta, a Grade 12 student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, is one of 50 student artists featured in the College Board’s 2023 Advanced Placement Art and Design Exhibit. Orta’s work, a sculpture titled “Reach,” was selected from the more than 62,000 portfolios submitted by domestic and international students for the Advanced Placement …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials launch transportation status webpage

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have launched a new transportation status webpage. The new online tool displays the current status of school buses running to and from all Baltimore County public schools. Officials hope the new tool will help address the concerns of many parents and caregivers over recent bus delays within the school system. BCPS officials say and …

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 Grade 3 students honored in Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ Grade 3 students were honored last night for their participation in the annual Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest. During an award ceremony at Dundalk High School, the five students received awards while 28 others received honorable mentions. Awards were presented to: 1st Place – Alan Rodriguez-Zambrano, Fifth District Elementary School 2nd place …

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 …