For the second time in about five years, Mays Chapel residents are fighting the Baltimore County school system's plans to build a school in their neighborhood on land that was purchased years ago for that purpose.
Residents who spoke at a school board meeting on Tuesday night said a retirement community has grown up around the school system's land since it was purchased years ago and it is now used as recreation and parkland by many of the residents in surrounding retirement communities. It is no longer appropriate for a school, they said. Stanley Miller goes there early every morning to walk. "The park is a beautiful place with thousands of beautiful trees," Miller said. Miller said he supports public education and hopes that another location can be found.