The school system is offering residents a chance to sound off on its more than 70 different magnet programs.
According to a news release, Baltimore County Public Schools is hosting four community forums to gain feedback on the programs from students, parents, stakeholders and other interested parties. Specifically, the system is seeking information about why students enroll in the programs, how they can be improved and if students' needs are being met.
Magnet programs provide a specialized curriculum that center around a specific academic realm. They are offered in 29 elementary, middle and high schools across the county.
Students in Baltimore Country are typically selected for magnet school programs through random lottery.
The forums will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates at the listed locations:
- Loch Raven High School—Nov. 27
- Stemmers Run Middle School—Nov. 28
- Edmondson Heights Elementary School—Nov. 29
- Loch Raven High School—Dec. 3