Baltimore County Councilman calls out school system for ignoring council over possible high school site

Published 1/10/2023 3:56 p.m. EST, Updated 1/10/2023 6:35 p.m. EST

Loch Raven High School sign.

The question of where to build a new high school is reigniting a feud between the Baltimore County Council and the school system.

Fifth District Republican Councilman David Marks said school officials are ignoring a request from the County Council to consider a site at a former quarry in Middle River that is being proposed for development.

“For me, it’s galling that they have not even looked at this site,” Marks said.

“The County Council is the funding authority for Baltimore County,” Marks said. “We ultimately appropriate money. And I just don’t understand why the school system ignores legitimate requests from multiple members of the County Council.”

Charles Herndon, a spokesman for the county school system, declined to comment.

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