Tom Quirk

Possible fixes for Baltimore County high school overcrowding include new construction, 'aggressively' using space

Possible fixes for Baltimore County high school overcrowding include new construction, 'aggressively' using space

Baltimore County Public Schools officials presented seven proposals at a public forum Monday on how the county could address overcrowding in its high schools.

The county expects a 1,700-seat shortfall in its high schools in the coming decade, meaning a handful of schools will be over their state-rated capacity. Catonsville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Towson and Sparrows Point are among the high schools that are projected to be over capacity by 110 percent.

The proposals, presented at a forum attended by about 100 people in the cafeteria of Catonsville High School, on Monday,...

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