Baltimore County schools officials proposed last night that a new school be called West Towson Elementary. The name was suggested after a review of historical records of the area where the facility is to be built, and with input from the five school communities that will be affected by it, said Lyle Patzkowsky, an assistant superintendent. The recommendation was made to the Board of Education during a work session. School officials settled on West Towson because the new building, to be constructed next to Ridge Ruxton School on Charles Street, will serve greater Towson, Patzkowsky said.
The new facility, meant to relieve overcrowding in several schools, is expected to open in August 2010. The public will be able to comment at a future board meeting, President JoAnn C. Murphy said, and the board is expected to vote later this year.