Parents and other advocates concerned about overcrowding in Baltimore County Public Schools will gather Wednesday night at George Washington Carver School for the Arts and Technology to rally for solutions.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., according to a post on the Friends of Dulaney High School’s Facebook page.
Yara Cheikh, founding member of the group, sent a letter to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday, asking for an additional $25 million for a new high school.
"I think there are so many buildings with challenges in our county because of our aging infrastructure but we are one of the largest high schools in the county. We have projected overcrowding and I think that's unique that our high school is so old so neglected and has severe overcrowding in the next ten years," Cheikh said.
Kamenetz has already committed $45 million for renovations at Dulaney High, which Cheikh said will not go far enough.
“The proposed project for Dulaney High School is insufficient and poor fiscal policy. This is a penny wise, pound foolish approach to government spending,” Cheikh wrote. “While the Pikesville and Hereford communities may be pleased with the results of their $49 million and $51 million renovations … the Dulaney community flatly rejects a $35-45 million dollar project which does not address the concerns of the building in a comprehensive plan or future overcrowding.”