-by Councilman David Marks R-5-
[Baltimore County Board of Education Vice Chair] Julie Henn and I are happy to share the news that construction will start this month on the first of two new schools in northeastern Baltimore County.
The school is located in Councilwoman Cathy Bevins’ district, but it will serve neighborhoods in both the Fifth and Sixth Districts. Councilwoman Bevins has partnered with me for several years on this project, and I thank her for her strong support, as well as County Executive [John] Olszewski and our partners in the state legislature.
The 102,000-square foot school will serve 750 students from an area to be determined after a redistricting process. Funding is in place for a new middle school expected to open in 2024, and land is now identified for a new high school. Overcrowding is worse at the elementary school level as magnet programs and private schools have tended to absorb many older students.