Last Week, the Baltimore County Public School System presented to the School board its Administration’s proposed FY22 county capital improvement request. Despite the County Executive already allocating money for the planning and design of new buildings last year, in an unprecedented midyear budget cycle change, the bureaucrats at BCPS made the unilateral decision to delete Dulaney High School as a capital line item and change Towson High School’s new planned building into a renovation. Neither the general public nor state or county elected officials were made aware of this change.
This decision is nothing short of a slap in the face to the community leaders and elected officials who have been advocating for far too long that Dulaney and Towson High Schools need to be rebuilt.
No matter when students return to the classroom, unless this budget is amended, Dulaney’s walls will still be crumbling, its plumbing and heating system will still chronically fail.
Towson High School’s overcrowding problem has not magically resolved itself. Facts matter, and these schools are in dire need of replacement.
Today I am asking any and all interested parties in seeing these schools rebuilt to contact the Board of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org to demand that the Board of Education amend the capital request to restore Dulaney and Towson’s original line items for new buildings. The Board will be voting on approving the capital budget request later in January.
Contact: email@example.com to have your voice heard.