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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
The Howard County school system may have to search for a new location for a much-needed elementary school because the owner of the property it is trying to buy is embroiled in a legal dispute that has held up the sale. Meanwhile, the Board of Education has sued the property owners in Circuit Court, alleging that they reneged on the $2.64 million deal to sell the school system the 10.1 acres in Elkridge. But the developer can't complete the deal until a lien dispute is resolved with a shareholder, Barry Mehta, who has fought several battles with the county over the years involving an adult book store and operating a flea market at the site of a former drive-in movie theater.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved - and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for renovation and an addition at the school. The 66-year-old school building hasn't welcomed elementary school students since 1982 but Dance last year proposed moving the children of Halstead Academy to a new school on the Loch Raven site. Local and community officials have continued to express fears about demolishing the 1948 school, which currently operates as a community center and is protected as a historic landmark.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
The fate of a $2.64 million deal for a new elementary school site in Elkridge remains unclear, with the property owners embroiled in a dispute over a lien that has delayed the project. If the Howard County school system cannot purchase a 10.1-acre site from Ducketts Ridge LLC, school officials will have to look elsewhere to open a 600-seat elementary school. The new school, which officials had hoped to open by August 2013, is needed to ease projected growth at Bellow Springs, Deep Run and Elkridge elementary schools in the northeastern part of the county.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Calling Severna Park High School "one of the highest-performing, worst facilities I've ever seen in this state," Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said this week the state will come up with money to help Anne Arundel County Public Schools replace the aging facility — but not the $25 million the county wants this year. Franchot toured the 55-year-old high school with school officials and County Executive Laura Neuman on Monday, and said he came away convinced calls for a replacement are not unfounded.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Elkridge will get a new elementary school for the 2013-2014 academic year now that the sellers of a 10.1-acre site on Ducketts Lane have settled a dispute in court. The Howard County school system was supposed to close the deal with Ducketts Ridge LLC in October, but a shareholder refused to release a lien to the sellers. The $2.64 million deal was put on hold, leaving the school system without property needed to alleviate overcrowding in the northeast and causing the system to file a lawsuit in December.
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October 21, 1990
The county Board of Education has chosen a site for the proposed Taneytown/Uniontown Elementary School.The County Commissioners are considering a 35-acre site on Route 140 and Mayberry Road, east of Taneytown, with a price tag of $267,000. The tract is owned by the Association For Retarded Citizens-Carroll County.The sale is pending the location of water on the property and state approval of a wastewater treatment plant on the site, said Lester P.Surber, supervisor of Carroll school facilities and planning.
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By Harold Jackson and Harold Jackson,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
About 40 people who said they were upset by reports of a plan to tear down the vacant Eastern High School property and build a strip shopping center gathered yesterday at the site across from Memorial Stadium to protest the idea."
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October 27, 1991
County school board members gave a quick preliminary approval Thursday to the use of 83 acres on Route 144 east of Triadelphia Road as the site for the planned northern elementary school.But the Nov. 14board meeting may decide to allocate the site to the urgently neededwestern middle school, said Sydney L. Cousin, associate superintendent for finance and operations.The western middle school is scheduled to open in September 1993;the northern elementary school is to open one year later.If the school system's land acquisition staff cannot find a middle school site within the next two to three months, the board may have to use theRoute 144 land for the middle rather than the elementary school, Cousin said.
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May 23, 2002
The Carroll commissioners have purchased a 92-acre farm in South Carroll for potential use as a school site. They paid $894,700 for the property of Daniel S. and Charlotte S. Dulany at 3701 Klees Mill Road near Route 26. A recent assessment valued the property at about $1.1 million, said Pat Hill, special assistant to the commissioners. The county will continue to lease the land for farm use until plans materialize for a school to ease crowding, Hill said.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | April 28, 1991
Two critics of the proposed western middle school site got no argument from the school board Thursday about the property's defects, but board members pleaded that they are priced out of the market for the best land.The 72-acre site on Frederick Road between Marriottsville and Folly Quarter roads drew criticism as unacceptable for the western middle and northern elementary schools because of wetlands; an underground natural gas line; proximity to the Friendly Inn, a neighborhood pub; and potential development that may be generated by having schools nearby.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Less than a week after the Baltimore-based Children's Guild started construction on a new school in Anne Arundel County scheduled to open in August, the nonprofit received formal approval from the county Board of Education to move forward with plans for yet another school that could open in two years. At its Wednesday meeting, the board approved a contract for the Monarch Academy Public Charter School, Central Campus, at a site to be determined. The school board had voted in July to build the new charter school.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Anne Arundel County public schools' agreement last year to allow school properties to be evaluated as possible sites for cellphone towers has drawn a mix of support and opposition from some residents. This week, some elected officials representing an area considered for a tower - Piney Orchard Elementary - chimed in as well, suggesting that the school board terminate its lease with Milestone Communications, a Virginia-based independent tower developer that is performing the evaluations.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
The Baltimore County police union and some Dundalk residents are protesting a plan to move the North Point Police Precinct from a centrally located building to an outlying post in the northern part of the district on Eastern Boulevard. Critics say the change could mean officers will take longer to respond to emergencies and keep some away from their posts in the southeastern part of the county, though the police chief said the new location offers better access to major roads. The issue is playing out amid a larger debate over the county's plan to sell the North Point Government Center on Merritt Boulevard and Holabird Avenue, which is now home to the precinct.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
A group of residents has sued Baltimore County and the local school board over plans to build a 700-seat elementary school at the Mays Chapel Park, saying officials skirted county real estate laws. The lawsuit, filed this month in Baltimore County Circuit Court, asks a judge to declare that a County Council resolution authorizing the county and school board to exchange land for the school site was illegal. The county owned 10 acres of the site, while the school system owned the other 10 acres.
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July 1, 2012
Baltimore County Public Schools has announced that due to the effects of Friday's storms, 42 of public schools are without power as of Sunday evening and will be closed on Monday, July 2. Summer school does not begin in Baltimore County schools until Monday, July 9, but many have regular administrative offices, and some host programs during the summer months. School officials said that following the storm, 52 county school sites initially had lost power, and many schools, administrative offices, grounds and parking and walking areas were affected by fallen trees and other debris.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday evening to build an elementary school in Mays Chapel despite angry opposition from neighbors. The 700-seat school is estimated to cost $20 million to $24 million and is expected to open within two to three years to relieve overcrowding in the York Road corridor. School system administrators believe that they will need about 1,000 new seats for elementary school students within the next several years. The board vote came after a contentious debate 24 hours earlier at a hearing where neighbors accused the school system of rushing to make a decision without considering other sites or other solutions for the overcrowding that has plagued the area for the past five years.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
County Planning Board members yesterday approved a site for the planned western high school between Route 108 and Trotter Road, saying neighbors' objections were not a consideration in the decision."
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By Sherrie Ruhl and By Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | July 5, 1992
Government and school administrators have decided to conduct another test for chemical contaminants at a new school site in Riverside before construction begins.Soil testing at the site means construction on the elementary school won't begin until at least September, to the dismay of some Riverside parents.School board president George Lisby vowed last week he'll cnsurc the school opens on time. The school, to be built at Church Creek Road and Riverside Parkway, is scheduled to open in September 1993 with a capacity of 600 students.
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March 19, 2012
Who says a proposed elementary school would ruin Mays Chapel if it is built there? Adding a school would be an educational and recreational blessing for the neighborhood. The current concrete jungle of condos, apartments, shopping center, medical building and swimming pool already holds the award for "ruining" what was once a bucolic woodland. The planned unit development on the west side of I-83 was a painful sacrifice that introduced commercial entities where they never belonged.
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Staff Reports | March 7, 2012
Residents from the Mays Chapel area are expected to attend the Tuesday evening meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education to oppose the plan to build a new elementary school at Mays Chapel Park. The agenda for the March 6 meeting, set to begin at 7 p.m. at the board headquarters, 6901 Charles St., Towson, includes an item for the board to grant its blessing for the use of the Mays Chapel tract. Staff of the school is recommending that the site be accepted, saying in agenda documents that, "Based on a preliminary assessment and subject to Maryland State Department of Education approval, the site at Mays Chapel is the most viable in relieving the overcrowding in the Lutherville area.
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