The evening of Tuesday, 5 January, the Baltimore City School Board voted to close Westside School in Penn North, making the fusion of John Eager Howard School and Westside School official. The redevelopment of John Eager Howard School will create a 21st Century school facility in Reservoir Hill. It is also an opportunity to create a strategic plan that will guide investment in the area and direct public funding toward improvements in transportation, housing, sanitation, open space, streets and sidewalks, and other community infrastructure. With the combining of John Eager Howard and Westside we have the opportunity to identify improvement that better connect these neighborhoods.
We want to encourage everyone to come to the planning session in Penn North on 20 January.