A long-awaited audit of the Baltimore County school system’s contracts under the former superintendent found one significant failing: that staff and board members did not disclose personal financial information in a timely way.
In a rare show of unity at the Baltimore County school board meeting Tuesday night, dozens of parents, teachers and administrators encouraged the school board to ask for what students need rather than the slimmed-down budget that meets the county executive’s fiscal limits.
Verletta White, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, recently cut $85 million from her own budget proposal at the direct expense of teachers and students. Machines, however, make out quite well.
The ambitious laptop program in Baltimore County schools has yet to show the results many had hoped for. Despite the saturation of technology, Baltimore County ranks near the bottom of the state in passing rates on standardized tests.
Baltimore County voters made history Tuesday by casting ballots for their first elected school boards. Seven elected members in December will join four members appointed by the governor and a student member to convene the county's first-ever elected board.
Whoever is elected to the seven Baltimore County school board positions this year will wield enormous influence in setting the direction of schools for years to come. They will decide how about $1.5 billion is spent, who the next superintendent will be and where new schools are built.
During a Listening and Learning stop Oct. 2 at Catonsville High and as Baltimore County Public Schools develops a plan to address overcrowding in high schools including redistricting, interim Superintendent Verletta White said understands importance of neighborhood connections.
The marker commemorates 1935, the year in which black students Margaret Williams and Lucille Scott were denied admittance to Catonsville High School, from which followed a lawsuit that was a step on the road to Brown v. Board of Education.
Baltimore County superintendent: When our schools reopen this fall, students at all schools who qualify for free or reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to families. Those who don't, wont. Here's why.
A move to provide free meals to some 9,500 students in 19 Baltimore County public schools is getting resistance over concerns it could result in less federal money for the system’s most needy students.
A decision on whether Cromwell Valley Elementary stays a regional magnet, becomes a neighborhood magnet with definitive boundaries or loses its magnet status altogether won't be known until December, when BCPS's magnet task force makes its recommendations, but until then, parents have taken a proactive stand although they are not unified in their goals for the future of the school.