Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Several area schools still waiting to get power after last Friday's storm.
Baltimore County confirmed Wednesday that a number of local schools would be closed again Thursday due to the continued power outage. The power problems, which began after last Friday night's powerful storm that rocked the area, will leave 16 schools in Baltimore County closed once more on Thursday. In the Northwest area, Campfield Early Childhood Center, Fort Garrison, Hebbville, Powhatan, Winand, Winfield, Woodholme and Milbrook Elementary Schools plus Sudbrook Magnet and Windsor Mill Middle Schools as well as Pikesville High. Franklin High also is on the list. Check back tomorrow to see what the situation will be for Friday and for what will be happening with the various activites at the schools next week.
Overall, 18 Baltimore County schools still don't have power after last weekend's storm.
The Northwest area has many of the 18 Baltimore County Public Schools that remained without power Tuesday night. A press release stated that Campfield Early Learning Center, Sudbrook Magnet Middle, Fort Garrison Elementary, Milbrook Elementary, Powhatan Elementary, Winfield Elementary, Woodholme Elementary and Pikesville High were among the schools the county was still working at fixing. "The staff in our department of physical facilities is doing an outstanding jbo in working with BGE to get power restored and to clean up our school grounds," said new Superintendent S. Dallas Dance. The schools and offices were scheduled to be closed anyway for today's holiday. In addition, the county said that they'll make judgements to see if the lack…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Officials released a report on combating bullying in schools during Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting.
Bad news for bullies in Baltimore County public schools—suspensions are increasing among students who intimidate and harass their classmates. A report released during Tuesday night's Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education meeting detailed the county's efforts to combat bullying, action mandated by the state's Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005. The county's anti-bullying efforts include preventative measures and swift disciplinary actions—including suspension—according to Glenda Myrick, the county schools coordinator of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, who presented the report to the board. Reported incidents of bullying have increased more than 350 percent between 2007 and 2011, going from 142 to 510. During that same time, …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
With 30 minutes to go, Baltimore County delegates trade votes on slots for school board bill, but time ran out this session on an partially elected school board.
Baltimore County took a crucial step toward a partially-elected school board after the House Ways and Means Committee voted Monday to pass an amended school board bill—despite County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's opposition. The bill, which calls for establishing a six elected- and five-appointed member board, passed out of the committee with about 30 minutes left before the midnight deadline. But the measure ran out of time and was not voted on by the full General Assembly just minutes before the deadline expired. Sen. Bobby Zirkin, a sponsor of the bill in the Senate, criticized Kamenetz for his efforts to thwart the move to an elected school board. "He wasted a lot of people's time trying to kill this bill," said Zirkin. "When Dutch (…
Friday, August 19, 2011
Hairston touts school system's accomplishments at address at Catonsville High School Friday.
Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston said Friday the "new normal" for educators has been doing more with less at the same time public schools are being held to increasingly higher standards. Hairston touted the system's accomplishments, including a higher graduation rate and high rankings for the county's high schools. In the superintendent's 12th's annual meeting for administrators, principals and staff, he touched only briefly on the system's budget cuts, which included a reduction in teaching staff. He also referred several times to the school system's Blueprint for Progress and said the document would serve as a guide to continue to educate students. Baltimore County Public Schools will open for students Aug. 29. …