A Folly Quarter Middle School family is calling on top school officials, the superintendent and the school board to evaluate school bullying countywide in light of an alleged sexual cyberbullying attack on their daughter, according to a statement sent out Sunday night.
Evelyn T. Beasley, a popular city public schools educator who was at the helm of Roland Park Elementary Middle School for nearly two decades which she turned around from a failing school, died March 24 from cancer at Woodholme Gardens, a Pikesville assisted-living facility. She was 89.
The Howard County Public School System includes 42 elementary schools; 20 middle schools; 12 high schools; one school for students with severe disabilities; one school for students with behavioral and emotional issues; and one school for students enrolled in technical and vocational programs.
In addition to the approval of a feasibility study for a possible East Middle School project, a large portion of Wednesday’s meeting was spent listening to half a dozen educators — plus their union representatives — ask the board for better pay as the contract negotiation process continues.
A Northwest Middle School student won a contest to develop a logo for the Maryland State Department of Education’s Mathematics Department. Leilani Wiswakarma, an eighth grader at the school, won the contest.
Unsurprisingly, members of the Board of Education and ex-officio school board member Commissioner Richard Weaver clashed on Wednesday when the outgoing school board voted to move forward on recommendations from Superintendent Steve Lockard to spend $100,000 on a feasibility study to examine option
Despite the Board of Education moving forward this week with recommendations for a feasibility study to help find a solution to the East Middle School dilemma, some members of the school board and Board of County Commissioners continue to disagree about a path forward.
Castanea Estates, a new 40-house development on the former Chestnut Ridge Golf Course, stands at the border between two school districts. A Baltimore County Public Schools boundary study will determine where students from the development will be districted.
With early voting underway and Election Day on Nov. 6, the Carroll County Times reached out to the candidates running for school board to see where they stand on key issues facing Carroll County Public Schools.
While we don’t blame the Board of County Commissioners for their frustrated take on the final report from the Redistricting and School Closure Committee, we do think the commissioners are oversimplifying the issue of redistricting.
The long-anticipated release of the Redistricting and School Closure Committee’s report, which included five possible planning options, left Carroll’s commissioners — the primary funding agent for Carroll County Public Schools — angry and yelling the following day.