Public hearing on Feb. 12 on the proposed closing of Eastwood Elementary Magnet

The Baltimore County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12, regarding the proposed closing of Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet School.

The hearing will begin at 6 p.m., at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., Dundalk.

Last month Superintendent Dallas S. Dance proposed the closure of Eastwood as part of a plan to reorganize Eastwood, Norwood Elementary School and Holabird Middle School.

The board is expected to vote on this proposal at its March 5 meeting, and school officials have created an information sheet on the overall proposal.

At the Feb. 12 hearing, sign-up for residents wishing to speak begins at 5 p.m. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes.

The board will also accept written comments through the close of business on Feb. 12 at the school system headquarters, 6901 Charles St., Towson, or by email  to Written testimony or data should not exceed six pages in length.

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