Dozens of Hereford High School students and parents protested outside a Baltimore County School Board meeting Tuesday night in opposition to an upcoming change in how many classes students can take and when they can take them during the academic year.
Hereford HS students, parents protest schedule change
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PROTEST!!!!!! FEBRUARY 11, 2014 @ 6:00 P.M.
The opposition to the BCPS superintendent’s high school schedule change mandate is growing countywide!
Join us for an evening of protest at the BCPS Board of Education meeting at the BCPS Greenwood Campus.
6901 Charles Street, Towson, Maryland 21204
Bring family, friends, warm clothes, food and water!
Free tee shirts while supplies last!
Lots of media coverage! Let your voice be heard!
Our goal is to gain national attention!!!
BCPS Board Members and Dr. Dance:
THE NUMBERS ARE GROWING IN NORTH BALTIMORE COUNTY AND WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY!
HEREFORD COMMUNITY AND HEREFORD ZONE SCHOOLS JOIN OTHER BALTIMORE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO RALLY AT THE HEREFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE STATION SUMMIT MANOR, 510 MONKTON ROAD, MONKTON,MD 21111
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 @ 7:00 PM!
STUDENT SPEAKERS SHARE THEIR FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE NEW SCHEDULE MANDATE.
STUDENTS ARE NOT GETTING THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS BEFORE. COME FIND OUT WHY.
IF YOU HAVE KIDS IN THE HEREFORD ZONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, HEREFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL OR OTHER BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS THE RALLY MAY BE A WAKE UP CALL!
WE NEED EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO PRESERVE AND FIGHT FOR THE
SCHEDULE APPROPRIATE FOR TIER 1 SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS!
IF WE LOSE OUR SCHEDULE THEN YOUR KIDS LOSE HUGE
OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE TO THEIR FULL CAPABILITIES!
WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND THE RALLY AT THE HEREFORD FIRE STATION, SUMMIT MANOR AND
THE PROTEST AT THE BOARD
OF EDUCATION MEETING, FEBRUARY 11, 2014,
FOR HEREFORD WORKS TO MARKET TO NATIONAL NEWS
AND ILLUSTRATE THE LARGER STORY!
Thanks to all of you for signing this petition & sharing your comments to keep the semester schedule at HHS. We have 1485 supporters & counting! PLEASE come to the Community Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday Feb 6th at Hereford Volunteer Fire Hall, Monkton Rd. Show your support & share your voice! Hereford Works!
Please join me in asking Dr. Dance to meet directly with Hereford Works to discuss community-wide concerns over the High School Schedule Mandate. Previously, Dr. Dance has refused invitations from both individual parents and the HerefordWorks.org leadership. But I believe if enough people invite him to collaborate with our community, he will. So, please copy and paste below message and email to him.
Also, phone calls can be made. You can ask him to email HerefordBlockWorks@gmail.com or if you want to have a personal conversation with Dr. Dance, to address your student’s situation put in your name and contact info. Then please forward to other Hereford High School “stakeholders”.
S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.
Superintendent BCPS 410-887-4554
To email, go to the following link and fill in the blanks
Dear Dr. Dance,
Please email HerefordBlockWorks@gmail.com to arrange a meeting with HerefordWorks.org. On January 27, 2014, 256 members of Hereford High School PTSA voted against your Schedule Change Mandate. We want to tell you why. Please listen broadly and deeply.
“To create opportunities to listen broadly and deeply to a multitude of stakeholders while proactively ensuring that all voices, not just those who traditionally avail themselves to collaboration with the school system, are heard and engaged in an effort to gain a comprehensive understanding of BCPS and to build excitement and momentum for BCPS’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.”
Updated: November 2, 2012
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Baltimore County Public Schools
S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.
The PTSA Voted 256 to 1 against Dr. Dance’s schedule mandate to switch from the semester block schedule to the 8 class A/B schedule. The semester block schedule has been successful for the past 20 years. Carroll County and Harford County are switching to the semester block schedule next year!
We have repeatedly asked Dr. Dance to meet with us but according to Dr. Dance, he does not want to engage in conversation at this time.
Please email Dr. Dance!!!!