After years of letter-writing campaigns and public speeches, Towson-area parents are one step closer to seeing their request for new schools granted.
The Baltimore County Board of Education announced last week that it is seeking $15 million in the proposed fiscal year 2019 schools’ budget to plan for two new Towson-area high schools.
The proposal includes planning money for a new Towson High School to replace the current structure and a second, new high school in the central-northeast area of the county, where parents have for years asked officials to build new high schools to eliminate overcrowding and failing facilities.
It is the second stage in the process of funding Baltimore County Public Schools each year. In Baltimore County, the superintendent proposes a budget for each fiscal year — Interim Superintendent Verletta White last week presented a $1.6 billion operating budget for next year — to be reviewed and adjusted by the school board, county executive and County Council. The 2019 fiscal year begins July 1.
According to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson, an analysis of the Towson High School site is expected to be completed by April, with selection of an architect in May and the initiation of design for a new school in November.
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