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Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS)

Last year, Baltimore County Government and Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) initiated a process to assess school construction needs and develop a long-range plan that addresses those needs and allocates resources equitably. The Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS) is being facilitated by CannonDesign, a national architecture and planning company that has led over 1,300 education facility projects across the country, including over 200 education master plans.

The purpose of the MYIPAS is to develop a capital improvement program that maximizes state funding, defines facility priorities with community input; and assesses existing facilities based on three factors:

 

A Phased Approach

The MYIPAS is comprised of two phases. The first focused on interim recommendations for high school facilities (PDF) that was presented to both the Board of Education and Baltimore County Council in September 2020 and the second is scheduled to begin this January, including elementary, middle schools and other specialty schools/centers. There will also be additional community engagement effort as part of the second phase. Final recommendations are expected to be delivered in the Fall of 2021.

Community Engagement

Community input is an integral part of the MYIPAS development. During the first phase (spring to fall 2020), focus groups were created in the areas of Facility, Capacity, Equity. Their tasks included oversight of an industry-standard assessment of BCPS buildings and grounds, review of enrollment projections and capacity utilization, guidance on a facility educational equity and adequacy assessment, and oversight of the design and implementation of an online community survey which resulted in 22,000 responses.

Residents are encouraged to continue engaging in the process by:

  • Attending virtual community forums to review proposed options and considerations
  • Participating in online surveys 
  • Submitting comments and suggestions in the Online Comment Form to Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Participating in general public comment and/or write to the Board of Education at boe@bcps.info

Virtual Community Forums and Surveys

Links to the forums and surveys will be posted when they become available.

EventForumSurvey
MYIPAS 101 - Virtual Community Forum 
Join for an overview of the MYIPAS, including a presentation on the purpose, process, timeline, and status.
Tuesday, January 26
7 to 8 p.m.
N/A
MYIPAS Guiding Principles - Virtual Community Forum and Survey
Join to review the MYIPAS guiding principles, planning criteria and parameters used to develop recommendations. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in small group discussions.
Wednesday, February 3
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3 through Midnight, Monday, February 15 
MYIPAS Options - Virtual Community Forum and Survey
Join to review and provide feedback on options. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in breakout groups.
Thursday, April 8
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 8 through Midnight, Friday, April 23

Comment Form

Provide your feedback based on your experience as a BCPS user.

Submit Your Comment

 

Phase One Process and Recommendations for High Schools

March 10, 2020 - MYIPAS update presented to the BCPS Board of Education

August 11, 2020 - MYIPAS update presented to the BCPS Board of Education

September 29, 2020 - Phase One Recommendations Presentation to BCPS Board of Education

October 13, 2020 - Report to the BCPS Board of Education

Contact Us

Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Room 150
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours:

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone:

County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

 
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