The Baltimore County Board of Education is expected to vote on a measure tonight that would approve Mays Chapel as the site of a new elementary school, according to the meeting's agenda. (See the PDF attached to this story.)
Towson Families United—the vocal community group composed of concerned parents—has issued a plea to area neighbors to attend the meeting.
From the group's Facebook page:
"PLEASE ATTEND the Board of Education meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. The agenda calls for a Board vote on the proposed new elementary school in Mays Chapel. Members of the Mays Chapel community are expected to be there opposing the new school in their neighborhood. BCPS owns the property and projections show how necessary this school is for the community. The meeting will be held at the ESS building on the Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles Street, Towson, 21204."
Councilman Todd Huff, who represents the Greater Timonium area, three weeks ago blasted Board officials who—from Huff's perspective—had already settled on Mays Chapel. County Council members Vicki Almond and David Marks said they too were given the "impression" that Mays Chapel was the preferred site during the lunch meeting.
According to school system officials, a new elementary school is critical to alleviating projected overcrowding issues in the coming years.
Will you be attending tonight's meeting? Do you feel that a new school in Mays Chapel is the answer? Tell us in the comments section below.
Clarification: A paragraph in this story has been changed to help readers better understand the position of County Council members on the possibility of a new school in Mays Chapel.