Baltimoresun.com: Bykota out, two elementaries in as possible sites for more student seats

The Bykota Senior Center, long the subject of speculation as a possible site for a new Towson-area elementary school, now is off the table, and the Baltimore County public school system is instead looking to expand Pleasant Plains and Oakleigh elementaries, a top official said Monday.

“We were evaluating several sites. Bykota was one of them. Now we are leaning toward a different plan,” said Kevin Smith, the school system’s chief administrative and operations officer. He said adding a combined 400 seats at Oakleigh, in Parkville, and Pleasant Plains, in Towson, “would give us the same effect” as rebuilding on the site of Bykota, 611 Central Ave. in Towson.

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One response to “Baltimoresun.com: Bykota out, two elementaries in as possible sites for more student seats

  1. I thought the trend was to make schools smaller promoting students be known by their teachers and administrators. Adding seats to elementary schools is not what elementary students need. I hope this decision is backed up by educational research and not operations management data.