New Joppa View Elementary Sign Secured by $10,000 Donation
PERRY HALL - A local elementary school is getting a badly needed new sign. Joppa View Elementary PTA announced Tuesday that the school will get a digital sign to display important announcements and other school-related updates.
According to Joppa View PTA, the new sign is being paid for via a donation from a private developer.
“A huge thank you to all the admins and BCPS staff that helped us along the way, our parents and students and PTA along with our Baltimore County Councilman David Marks who helped secure a $10,000 donation from a developer,” the Joppa View Elementary PTA said.
Julie Henn, chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education, says she has advocated for a new sign for years.
“For years, I have advocated for JVE and all our schools countywide in need of digital signs as they are key tools for communication and increasing community engagement,” Henn said. “The Board has requested funds for digital signs countywide for multiple years, but our requests were denied by the County government. I appreciate the hard work of Mandi Holtzner and the PTA to secure private funding.”
Joppa View PTA is excited about the increased communication this sign will bring.
“No more being limited by space, a beautiful enhancement to our campus for our scholars, and most importantly, a fast, effective communication route to our families and community!”
The new sign is currently being manufactured and is expected to be installed by January 2023.
How about you clean up the county, then I'll be impressed.
So, I am confused as to who really secured the funding for the sign....the email I received had the headline " Johnny O Secures $10,000 for new Joppa View sign". Yet, he is not mentioned in the article and it appears that a developer is providing the funding. Might we assume that Baltimore County has authorized yet another zoning variance to the Honeygo Plan, allowing additional development without adequate infrastructure? Should we anticipate more overcrowded schools and increased traffic?