2017-18 Summary of Portfolio Recommendations

  • On November 14, the Board of School Commissioners received Building a Portfolio of Schools, 2017-18 Review and Recommendations link opens PDF document, which details the district's portfolio review process and the recommendations arising from this year's review.

    The Board of School Commissioners voted on recommendations from the 2017-18 portfolio review at its public meeting on December 19, 2017. The outcome of the votes appears below.

     

    School / Building

    Program Recommendation

    Building Recommendation*

     Board Vote

    School Relocations
    Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West / 
    Walbrook building
    Relocate to the Harlem Park building Retain for future use Approved (8 in favor, 1 opposed) 
    Stadium School /
    Abbottston building
    Relocate to the Coldstream Park building Enable Abbottston Elementary School to occupy the entire building Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    School Reconfigurations
    Arlington Elementary/Middle School Retain grades 6 to 8 until the end of the 2018-19 school year No new recommendation Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Calverton Elementary/Middle School** Reconfigure to serve grades 3 to 8 No new recommendation  Approved. **See below
    James Mosher Elementary School** Reconfigure to serve pre-k to grade 2 No new recommendation  Approved. **See below
    Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle School Reconfigure to serve pre-k to grade 5 No new recommendation Recommendation deferred; no Board vote taken
    New Era Academy / Southside building Reconfigure to serve grades 9 to 12 No new recommendation Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Operator Renewals
    Afya Public Charter School 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Baltimore International Academy 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women 5-year renewal No new recommendation Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Banneker Blake Academy for Arts and Sciences /
    Winston building
    Pending additional school information No new recommendation Recommendation deferred; no Board vote taken
    City Neighbors Charter School 3-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Creative City Public Charter School 3-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    The Crossroads School 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Empowerment Academy 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Hampstead Hill Academy 5-year renewal No new recommendation Approved (8 in favor, none opposed, 1 abstained) 
    Independence School Local I High /Robert Poole building Original recommendation was for nonrenewal and closure: Board changed to 1-year conditional renewal Retain for future use Approved (6 in favor, 3 opposed)
    Midtown Academy 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (8 in favor, 1 absent)
    Patterson Park Public Charter School 5-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (8 in favor, 1 absent) 
    Southwest Baltimore Public Charter School 3-year renewal No recommendation (not in a district-owned building) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Buildings Plan Amendments*
    Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School***  Close effective Summer 2018 Delay surplus to the City of Baltimore until 2020 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Northwestern building Not applicable (program closed in 2017) Delay surplus to the City of Baltimore until 2021 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Closures
    Coldstream Park Elementary/Middle School Close effective Summer 2018 Retain to house Stadium School Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School*** Close effective Summer 2018 Delay surplus to the City of Baltimore until 2020 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed)
    Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology / Professional Development building Close effective Summer 2018 Retain for use by the Professional Development Center and NACA Freedom and Democracy II Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    KASA (Knowledge and Success Academy) / Walbrook building Close effective Summer 2018 Retain for future use for larger program(s) Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle School Close effective Summer 2018 Surplus to the City of Baltimore in Summer 2018 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School / Kelson building Close effective Summer 2018 Retain for future use Recommendation deferred; no Board vote taken
    Building Surpluses
    Patapsco building Not applicable (program closed in 2013) Surplus in 2018 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Westside building Not applicable (program closed in 2017) Surplus in 2018 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Rognel Heights building Close effective Summer 2018 Surplus to the City of Baltimore in Summer 2018 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 
    Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson building*** Close effective Summer 2018 Delay surplus to the City of Baltimore until 2020 Approved (9 in favor, none opposed) 

     


    *Building recommendations are based on the 21st-century buildings plan as approved by the Board of School Commissioners in January 2013 link opens PDF document and amended in subsequent years. The original plan was developed as a sequence of projects to be initiated over a 10-year period. Since approval of the plan, a number of factors have altered the originally envisioned schedule.

    ** The reconfigurations of Calverton and James Mosher schools were approved by the Board of School Commissioners at its public meeting on October 10, 2017. 

    ***Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School appears three times in the table as a school closure, a building surplus, and a change in the surplus date from 2018 to 2020.