Education, Health, Politics

Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …


BCPS schools, offices to open 2 hours late on Tuesday

UPDATE: Baltimore County Public Schools will now be closed on Tuesday. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools, including the Virtual Learning Program, will open two hours late on Tuesday, January 4, due to expected adverse road conditions. Morning PreKindergarten classes are cancelled on Tuesday. All school administrative offices and central offices will open on a two-hour delay. …

Baltimore County Public Schools to be closed on Monday due to impending snow

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced that all schools will be closed on Monday, January 3, 2022. On Sunday night, BCPS posted the following announcement: ALERT: Due to expected severe weather conditions, Baltimore County Public Schools, the Virtual Learning Program, and offices will be closed on Monday, January 3, 2022. “Essential” employees report on time for their assigned …

BCPS to resume in-person learning on January 3, Councilman Marks applauds decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will resume in-person learning on January 3, Superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Thursday. With cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant rising across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education had, this week, urged schools to resume in-person learning after the holiday break and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks issued a statement echoing this sentiment. “With …

Councilman Marks: Do everything possible to keep public schools open

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday issued the following statement urging Baltimore County Public Schools to remain open in January: “As an educator, I saw firsthand the impacts of long-term virtual learning on our kids. Kids belong in classrooms. “We need to do everything possible to keep public schools open, and only shut down buildings where there are …

BCPS School Board Nominating Commission to hold public information sessions

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission will hold three virtual public information sessions to give the public an opportunity to speak about its views and thoughts regarding the county’s Board of Education. The Commission is charged with recommending to the governor nominees for appointment to the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The public hearing will also permit …

Baltimore County Public Schools to continue with in-person learning, suspend non-athletic extracurricular activities

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Monday posted an updated to parents, guardians, staff, and students regarding the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the state. The update reads as follows: Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students: The sharp increase in positive cases and rapid spread of COVID-19 across the county, state, and country is deeply concerning, and I …