Councilman Marks to cosponsor Adequate Public Facilities legislation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that reforms the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), a statute that governs how development is approved in school districts. The bill is sponsored by Councilman Izzy Patoka, chair of the County Council. The current APFO has been widely criticized by many community leaders and parents as allowing development in areas where […]

Several Nottingham-area schools on ‘lockout’ status due to police investigation

UPDATE 2: There is no threat to the community, per Councilman David Marks. Police received a tip about someone wearing suspicious clothing, but an investigation revealed no credible threat. UPDATE: Police say the lockout has now been lifted. Original story below… NOTTINGHAM, MD—Several schools have been placed on “lockout” status due to an ongoing police investigation. On Thursday afternoon, the […]

BCPS honors its School Resource Officers of the Year

TOWSON, MD–Baltimore County Public Schools celebrated its 2023 School Resource Officers (SROs) of the Year during a series of separate surprise ceremonies across the county recently. The honorees are Officer Sloane Fuller, Elementary School Resource Officer of the Year; Officer Bryan Dixon, Middle School Resource Officer of the Year; and Officer Kawahn Young, High School Resource Officer of the Year. […]

Honeygo Elementary Principal Charlene Behnke celebrates retirement

PERRY HALL, MD—A local principal is celebrating her retirement. Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke is retiring from Baltimore County Public Schools, having helped open the doors at Honeygo Elementary in 2018 and having been with the school system for three decades. Behnke was also named 2019-20 BCPS Elementary Principal of the Year. “It’s obvious to anyone who has met […]

Councilman Marks: Joppa Road bridge reconstruction expected to be finished in June

UPDATE: The Joppa Road bridge has reopened. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday provided an update on the reconstruction of the Joppa Road bridge near Kahl Avenue in Perry Hall. Bridge No. B-0545 on Joppa Road over Honeygo Run was closed to traffic in late January 2021. This closure was necessitated by advanced […]

Joppa Road Bridge in Perry Hall to be closed for emergency repairs

UPDATE: The Joppa Road bridge has reopened. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—A bridge in Perry Hall will be closed for several months for emergency repairs, county officials announced on Thursday. Baltimore County closed a small bridge on East Joppa Road (over Honeygo Run) on Thursday morning in order to make emergency repairs. The bridge, which is located between […]

Consultant releases recommendations for Baltimore County Public Schools high school construction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools have released the recommendations from the first phase of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS). MYIPAS is a 10-year capital planning process that will identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. The first phase focused on high schools. The second phase, focusing on all remaining schools, centers, […]

Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have […]