Councilman Marks: Inside the decades-long legislation to reduce school overcrowding

The following is an update from Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks. This month, schoolchildren throughout Baltimore County will complete classes, and educators will earn a well-deserved break for a few weeks. I was fortunate to attend several graduation ceremonies and farewell assemblies, and congratulate many of these students personally. It was fitting, then, that the Baltimore County Council […]

Four Baltimore County women recognized at 42nd Annual Women of the Year Awards ceremony

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Baltimore County Commission for Women on Thursday recognized four outstanding women during its 42nd Annual Women of the Year Awards ceremony. The Women of the Year Awards honor women residents of Baltimore County who have made significant, unique and lasting contributions within their community to champion the interests and needs of women and […]

Councilman Marks to cosponsor Adequate Public Facilities legislation

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. Original story below… 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 […]

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. […]

17 BCPS students named 2023 Carson Scholars

TOWSON, MD—Seventeen Baltimore County Public Schools students are among the 482 students nationwide named 2023 Carson Scholars by the Carson Scholars Fund. Each year, the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes a select group of high-achieving students in Grades 4–11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (at least a 3.75 GPA) and humanitarian qualities. The honored BCPS students for 2023 are: Seth Aguirre, […]

Rossville Elementary School teacher killed in White Marsh crash

ROSEDALE, MD—A Baltimore County teacher was killed in a motor vehicle accident last weekend. Rahmel Summerlin, a third grade teacher at Rossville Elementary School, was killed in last Friday’s crash in White Marsh, the school announced on Wednesday. At just before midnight on February 24, 2023, officers responded to an accident at Pulaski Highway and White Marsh Boulevard (21162). Investigators […]

32-year-old dies in White Marsh crash

UPDATE: The victim, Rahmel Summerlin, was a third grade teacher at Rossville Elementary School. Original story below… WHITE MARSH, MD—Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in the White Marsh area. At just before midnight on February 24, 2023, officers responded to a crash at Pulaski Highway and White Marsh Boulevard (21162). Upon arrival, investigators determined the crash occurred […]