Golden Ring Middle School Closure Confirmed As Part of Baltimore County's School Overcrowding Solution


Golden Ring Middle School. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - In an effort to tackle school overcrowding, the Baltimore County Public Schools Board made a decision to shut down Golden Ring Middle School, a move that was confirmed on Tuesday.

This follows months of uncertainty and concern from parents who sought clarity about the school's future in order to make suitable arrangements for their children.

The resolution was made on the back of a recommendation stemming from a boundary study that examined middle schools in the central and northeast regions of the district.

A public discussion regarding the ongoing study is scheduled for Wednesday evening, with a focus on the planned closure of Golden Ring.

The proposed plan involves the construction of a new school nearby and the relocation of 900 students for the academic year of 2024-25. However, school authorities have assured that no students will be relocated until the boundary study's findings are finalized. The board is expected to reach a decision on the final boundary maps by June.

At previous hearings about the school's future, parents voiced their concerns and frustrations about the potential effects of the closure. Tonight's public discussion on the boundary study recommendations will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Parkville High School.

Regarding the future of the Golden Ring site after its closure, the district has indicated that it will be put to other uses.

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