Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7, with the first of two public surveys, you can have a say in what Baltimore County’s newest elementary school will be called.
For the first survey, Baltimore County Public Schools will invite the public to submit names for the new school, which is currently under construction at the intersection of Rossville Boulevard and Gum Spring Road in White Marsh. Naming nominations will begin on Dec. 7, 2021, and close on Dec. 23, 2021. Nominations are open to all citizens, including BCPS staff, students, parents, and community members, and nominators may submit more than one name.
A second survey from Jan. 4 to Jan. 21, 2022, will ask respondents to choose from among the top most popular names. The top vote-getter will go to BCPS leadership for review and end with Board of Education of Baltimore County approval by February 22, 2022.
A link to the first survey will be available here and will become active on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The first survey also may be accessed by smartphone on Dec. 7 by using the QR Code at the bottom of this release.
“Schools in Baltimore County are more than just wonderful places to learn. They are also centers of their communities and neighborhoods, and their names reflect that,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Northeastern Baltimore County is known for its strong families and amazing schools, and so I am looking forward to seeing plenty of pride and creativity in the names to be put forward for this new school.”
All nominations must meet school system criteria to be eligible for consideration. For example, the Board of Education may name a school after:
• A community, subdivision, or street on which the school is located
• The geographical location of the school
• A significant and distinguishable landmark, which can assist in locating the general area of the school
• A deceased, prominent person who has made an outstanding contribution of service to
Baltimore County, the state of Maryland, or to the United States.
Full criteria are contained in Baltimore County Board of Education Policy and Rule 7520 regarding the naming of a new school.