Community meeting scheduled to discuss Towson school overcrowding relief

The next in a series of community meetings aimed at engaging residents in the process of adding seats to Towson-area schools is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29.

According to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools, the meeting will feature “presentations from school system staff and from the GWWO/Architects firm that will address scenarios for enrollment relief and review community and staff input from last spring and summer.”

The latest proposal that BCPS has brought to community members involves an addition at Cromwell Valley Elementary School, 500 new seats at the site of the former Loch Raven Elementary, and a renovation of Halstead Academy to house a new magnet school.

Last spring, two meetings were held for community members to give input and discuss options on the table. The proposals were also discussed at great length during a community forum in Towson hosted by Superintendent Dallas Dance on Tuesday.

Other options discussed at those meetings included additional seats at the site of Rodgers Forge Elementary, and use of the Bykota Senior Center site in Towson.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Road in Towson.

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