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Return Local Control to BCPS High Schools by Providing a favorable report on Senate Bill 123

Please sign this Petition to Support Senate Bill 123 – which will return local control to Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) High Schools.  In 2013-2014 the BCPS Superintendent took away the ability of the High school community to decide their Master Class Schedule. The following BCPS High Schools were forced to change their Schedule:  Catonsville, Dulaney, Dundalk, Eastern Tech, Franklin, Hereford, Lansdowne, Loch Raven, Owings Mills, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Towson, and Woodlawn.  Hereford, Catonsville, and Patapsco lost their very successful 4x4 Semester Block Schedule, while Dulaney, Towson, Pikesville, Loch Raven and others lost their very successful 7 period-day Schedule.

Senate Bill 123 creates a structured committee process that provides a check on the power of the Superintendent.  Principals, teachers or parents can initiate the committee process.  The committee would include the High School’s Principal, teachers, administrators, parents and students to evaluate any proposed changes to its school schedule.  Then a 2/3 majority vote of school teachers, administrators, parents and students is required to approve the changes

This petition was delivered to:
  • The Honorable Joan Carter Conway, Chair Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committe

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