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Public weighs in on Baltimore County school issues

Posted at 11:46 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 23:46:30-04

Tuesday was your last chance to weigh in on how Baltimore county handles its school issues.  Those issues range from overcrowding to redistricting.

For months, school leaders have been listening to the community's concerns and gathering survey responses for the county's high school capacity study.

The discussion centered mainly around overcrowding, redistricting and school conditions.

Officials discussed new options to handle those problems and say they'll use the public's feedback to create a report for the board on the findings.

The challenge is to come up with an option to create enough seats for growing enrollment without upsetting students' current academic situations.

"People want to see better quality physical plant in our schools.  They want their high school students to learn in 21st century conditions and the other thing we hear is what people do not want which is redistricting," said Sage Policy Group, CEO Anirban Basu.

The study is lead by Sage Policy Group.

You can still weigh in by visiting the Baltimore county schools' website.

A report is expected by the board in December then members will decide on which option to move forward with.