8/7/13 Press Release:
TOWSON, MD — Starting today, communicating with the Board of Education of Baltimore County is as easy as the click of a computer mouse. The Board now includes a “Contact Us" button on its web page at http://www.bcps.org/board/contactus.asp.
The Board’s new contact page may be used to communicate with either the entire 12-member Board or with individual Board members, according to Board President Lawrence E. Schmidt.
“The Board has made transparency and increased and open communications among its most important goals and priorities, and this web feature is one more way we can honor that commitment," Schmidt says. “We look forward to hearing from parents, teachers, students – any member of Team BCPS who wants to share their views, concerns or questions with us."
Within the past year, the Board has instituted a number of operational changes designed to increase transparency and communications, including live-streaming Board meetings. Information about the Board and its operations, including agendas, minutes and responsibilities, remains available on the Board’s main page (http://www.bcps.org/board/) on the BCPS website.
The improvement is also part of a new redesigned and reorganized BCPS website aimed at both engaging constituents and enhancing public access to information about the school system.