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Date: Jan 29, 2018

By Verletta White, Interim Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools

Last year, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) used Stakeholder Survey results to shape our budget, staffing, and programs. This year, we’d love to hear from even more students in Grades 3-12, parents/caregivers, community members, and staff.

Available online through March 2, the survey is anonymous and takes five minutes or less on a phone, tablet, or computer. The survey is available for students, parents, and community members in 16 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Gujarati, Korean, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Yoruba.

In addition to your role as a community member, if you are a parent or staff member, you are encouraged to take the survey more than once to reflect those different roles.

I look forward to hearing from our whole community. Please take the survey by March 2, and encourage others to shape our future!

Jake Oliver, Dr. Tim Tooten and Verletta White to be Honored at February 5th Ceremony

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will recognize the 2018 recipients of the Louis S. Diggs Award, in a ceremony held during Black History Month to celebrate Baltimore County’s African-American heritage. This year’s honorees are Jake Oliver, publisher of AFRO-American Newspaper; Dr. Tim Tooten, WBAL-TV reporter and pastor of Harvest Christian Ministries; and Interim Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White.

 “I am proud to recognize these outstanding individuals whose life work represents a commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County, and whose accomplishments inspire others to strive for success,” Kamenetz said.

Kamenetz created this annual award in 2016 to recognize individuals who demonstrate a commitment to promoting African-American history and culture in Baltimore County. The award was named in honor of local African-American historian and lecturer, Louis S. Diggs, who has researched and published numerous local history books and is President of the Diggs-Johnson Museum in Granite. 

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, February 5 at 11 a.m. at the Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 10302 Grand Central Avenue, in the 3rd floor Meeting Rooms A, B and C. About 100 community members are expected to attend and the public is welcome. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed until Monday, February 12 at the same time and location.

Revised September 11, 2017