School to change after bat beating

May 24, 1991|By Mark Bomster | Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke has outlined a number of changes at Hampstead Hill Middle School, after neighbors complained about incidents involving rowdy students.

But some of those changes were already in the works before the beating of a man last week by three youths, according to a school department spokesman. One of the three youths charged is a student at Hampstead Hill.

Changes include the reassignment of Principal Preston Roney after this school year and the possibility of redistricting the school as part of an citywide redistricting program, said to Douglas J. Neilson.

Schmoke addressed community complaints at a meeting yesterday with about 200 neighborhood residents at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church.

As of Tuesday, the school will revamp its dismissal policy to avoid disruption of the neighborhood when school gets out each day.

The new policy calls for sixth-graders and special education students to be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. and escorted to waiting buses. Seventh- and eighth-graders will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. and also will be escorted to waiting buses.

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