By Kayla Calhoun
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
The Baltimore County Board of Education late Tuesday got a preview of the name for a new elementary school expected to open in the fall, along with complaints about the rebuilding of the Lansdowne High School.
The new school name, expected to be recommended in March, is “Honeygo Elementary School.” The northeast elementary school building will be located near the intersection of Joppa Road and Honeygo Boulevard.
Officials said that the boundary process for the new school was started in September of last year and the school is expected to open by the 2018-2019 school year. The name was suggested during a multi-media press campaign, which ran from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3, 2017.
Building the new school has riled parents and other advocates, who attended the meeting donning blue shirts proclaiming “Build a New Lansdowne High School” on the front.
“I want the rebuilding to meet the community standards,” said Dayana Bergman when asked what she wanted out of the rebuilding. “I want a healthy, safe building.”
Bergman is a parent of a student at the school.
The school, which was built in 1963, was previously approved for a renovation in 2017 that would cost around $60 million, according to a Baltimore Sun article. After the board agreed to the rebuilding of both Delaney and Towson high schools, the parents of Lansdowne High pleaded for the Board to sign off on the rebuilding of their school also.
For more information about the Lansdown fight for a rebuilding, visit their Facebook page “Lansdowne Needs A New High School.”