-photo courtesy of BCPS-
Berkshire Elementary School in Dundalk had some visitors this morning as BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and elected officials from the state and county joined for the traditional ribbon cutting.
Berkshire was set to open last September but did not open its doors for students until March as a result of COVID-19.
The new 618-seat, $51 million school was built next to the old Berkshire school on Poplar Avenue in Dundalk.
Construction started in 2019 and the new school has a two-story classroom wing, a single-story cafeteria/gymnasium wing linked by a central core of interwoven collaboration spaces, a “green” rooftop classroom garden and a technology-rich media center.
The old school building was demolished and was replaced by fields for the new school.