Baltimore County Public Schools – High School Capacity Study

Purpose

To study all BCPS high schools and identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats for growing enrollment. The options and strategies will be presented to the Board of Education. A complete timeline is available.

Background

BCPS hired Sage Policy Group, Inc. for the high school capacity study. High school overcrowding is expected to peak in the next decade.

This study is supported by the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Government, and Maryland legislators from Baltimore County.

We Need Your Input

Beginning in summer 2018, your input will help us develop a set of options and strategies for providing enough seats for growing enrollment throughout the system. Feel free to share the High School Capacity Study flyer.

Focus Groups, June 2018

Community members will discuss priorities, options, and strategies for providing enough high school seats for growing enrollment. Feedback will be used to develop a set of options and strategies.

Presentation – forthcoming
Summary of feedback received – forthcoming

Public Information Sessions, July and September 2018

You are invited to provide feedback on the potential options and strategies. There will be a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete the online survey.

Round 1

  • July 9, 2018, Catonsville High School Cafeteria, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • July 12, 2018, George Washington Carver High School Auditorium, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • July 17, 2018, Dundalk High School Cafeteria, 7 – 8 p.m.

Presentation – forthcoming
Options and strategies – forthcoming
Summary of feedback received – forthcoming

Round 2

  • September dates and locations will be announced.

Presentation – forthcoming
Options and strategies – forthcoming
Summary of feedback received – forthcoming

Online Survey, July 9 – 22, and September 2018

You are invited to provide feedback on the potential options and strategies. The results of the online survey will be made available to the public. The survey will be available from July 9 – 22, and then in September (dates will be announced). The survey will be translated into 6 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Email comments for the high school capacity study may be submitted to highschoolstudy@bcps.org. All email comments received are public record, and will be logged and posted to the website including your name but not your email address.  Please avoid including personal information (e.g. phone numbers, student names, etc.).

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