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Save Mays Chapel Park Group Outlines Position Against New School

Read the Mays Chapel North Gazette here.

As a reminder, a community input meeting regarding the transferring of protected open-space park land for school construction will be held on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center, 1114 Shawan Road, in Cockeysville.

Read more about the meeting here. 

Related Links: 

  • Timonium Community Leader Continues Fight for Mays Chapel Park
  • BLOG: Mays Chapel North Deserves Better
  • Public Input Meeting Over New School Facility Scheduled for December
  • LIVE BLOG: Advocates Testify For and Against Mays Chapel Elementary
  • VIDEO: Board Approves Mays Chapel Site for New School

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kay gillis December 07, 2012 at 10:57 PM
you are exactly correct
Donna December 12, 2012 at 06:32 PM
What does not make sense is the school being built to bus children out of their neighborhoods into Mays Chapel. It may have been put in place for a future school a long time ago, but at this point, based on the type of construction (condos, assisted living), it no longer makes sense since the amount of children in Mays Chapel and the surrounding area does not warrant a 700 student school on this land. I get that this is a job creation move and a political move. Otherwise, it makes no sense. And, by the way, it's not all retirees and seniors living in this area. There are single folks and families.
Whistler Burch January 09, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I suggest that you go to the web site, wwwSaveMaysChapelPark.com website, read the articles including the deeds to the two parcels of land, and especially the article "A decision that just does not add up!
Cheryl January 17, 2013 at 05:53 AM
The children of Mays Chapel and children who live North of Oregon Ridge Park ( a rather large park within 3 miles of Mays Chapel North) are bussed miles outside of their neighborhood to overcrowded schools in Lutherville. It is beyond time for the children of Mays Chapel to have their own elementary school. Donna's point that "it's not all retirees and seniors living in this area. There are single folks and families." should be well received. According to the the 2010 census, there are more than 2500 children under the age of 18 in Mays Chapel (compared to 1,942 in Timonium and 1,424 in Lutherville) The school needs to be built somewhere in Mays Chapel. If not in or around the county land, perhaps we should take some land under eminent domain to meet the needs of this area. It hardly seem equitable to continue to burden the surrounding areas so that this entitled group not be inconvenienced.
Donna January 29, 2013 at 07:08 PM
My comment about families, is regarding small children (not school age). I don't see many children in the Mays Chapel area. There will always be a handful of kids who are bussed. In this area, it is not a majority of kids and I find it very hard to believe that Mays Chapel has its own census area. Mays Chapel is part of Lutherville and Timonium, a subdivision, not a mailing address.

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