Release Date: 4/9/2013
Contact: Charles Herndon, 410-887-6111

Superintendent Dance to host second BCPS Student Town Hall meeting

Purpose is to hear students’ views on array of school issues

What: BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance will host the second of two Student Town Hall meetings for the 2012-13 school year. As with the first Town Hall in December 2012, the event allows students to express their viewpoints on education and school-related topics of their choosing. A diverse group of about 70 students for this second Town Hall has been selected by principals from high schools in the western half of Baltimore County. Participating students will represent Catonsville, Dulaney, Franklin, Hereford, Lansdowne, New Town, Owings Mills, Pikesville, Randallstown and Woodlawn high schools, as well as the Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Milford Mill Academy and Western School of Technology.  In addition, the meeting will be available to high school students throughout the county and to the public through live-streaming on BCPS-TV (Comcast Cable Channel 73 and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 in Baltimore County) and the BCPS Web site, www.bcps.org. Student viewers will be able to submit questions to Dr. Dance via Twitter.  Media are invited to attend.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Where: Owings Mills High School
124 Tollgate Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Background:
During the Town Hall meeting, students will ask and discuss unscripted and unedited questions. The exchanges will provide Dr. Dance with the opportunity to learn from students about how best to address their educational needs and issues.

On December 5, 2012, Dr. Dance hosted the inaugural Student Town Hall meeting at Chesapeake High School with students from the eastern half of Baltimore County.

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