Business, Education

BCPS, Baltimore County release updated recommendations for long-term school construction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County Government on Wednesday released updated recommendations for the County’s Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), developed by CannonDesign, a nationally recognized architecture and planning company. Under the recommendations, every school in Baltimore County would receive equitable capital improvements within 15 years and could be completed without any additional revenue increases. “I …


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BCPS food service operations manager honored with two President’s Awards by national School Nutrition Association

TOWSON, MD—The national School Nutrition Association has recognized Terri Smith, food service operations manager for Baltimore County Public Schools and president of the Maryland School Nutrition Association, with the President’s Award of Excellence and the President’s Award of Service. The President’s Award of Excellence is awarded each year to only three state nutrition association presidents who demonstrate outstanding leadership by …


BCPS Office of Budget and Reporting honored with 14th national award for distinguished budget presentation

TOWSON, MD—For the 14th year, the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Budget and Reporting has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association. In 2019, the name of the award BCPS has received multiple times was changed from the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Award for Best Practices in School Budgeting. This award represents excellence in the preparation …

New student Baltimore County Board of Education member Christian Thomas sworn in during outdoor ceremony [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—It’s official. Christian Thomas, a rising senior at Eastern Technical High School, has been sworn in as the 2021-2022 Student Member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. This is the first year, due to a change in Maryland law, that BCPS students have directly elected the student member of the Board without approval from the governor. Superintendent …

Baltimore County Public Schools drops masking requirement in schools, offices

TOWSON, MD—As of July 1, masks will no longer be required in the schools and offices of Baltimore County Public Schools, in alignment with state guidelines. Masks are still required on school buses unless the driver and bus attendant are alone, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The BCPS mitigation plan has been updated with additional …

Baltimore County Public Schools honored with 10 national communication awards

TOWSON, MD—The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has honored Baltimore County Public Schools with ten 2021 Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards. “These awards represent the creativity and determination of our staff to reach the goals set forth in the Community Engagement and Partnerships portion of our strategic plan, The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. …

Baltimore County Public Schools to remain open for Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 18

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools – both schools and offices – will be open and operating on normal schedules on Friday, June 18, the new federal and state holiday for Juneteenth. “We applaud the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal and state holiday,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “However, in accordance with the 2020-2021 school calendar approved by …

BCPS to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new northeast elementary school next week

UPDATE: The groundbreaking ceremony has been postponed due to inclement weather. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—A date has been set and ground will be broken on a new northeastern Baltimore County elementary school. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County …