Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

Call to Action!

In 2003, GHCC was instrumental in gaining state funding for a new Waverly School building to replace substandard conditions that affect achievement. Along with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, our staff, school staff, and community residents have been leading efforts to ensure that this new building is open and running by 2012.

Unfortunately, in June there was a delay around construction bids and as a result, no contract has been awarded. The School Board will meet on August 23 and we must join in the effort to URGE IMMEDIATE AWARD of the contract to a bidder.

“We are already behind schedule because of these delays,” says Councilwoman Clarke. “We were promised a fall 2012/ spring 2013 occupancy of the new school. The 2012/13 winter break is our best time to make the move. We can wait no longer or we will lose that window of move-in opportunity.”

Please join Councilwoman Clarke, GHCC staff, and fellow residents on Tuesday, August 23 at the Baltimore City Public School Headquarters, 200 East North Avenue, 1st floor Board Room. You must be present and sign up by 5:00 pm. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.

In the meantime, we are asking that you please email the School Board now schoolboard@bcps.k12.md.us to urge approval of a construction contract for the new Waverly Elementary/Middle School at the School Board meeting of Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 pm.

Emails should begin with:

“Dear President Duke and Commissioners,”

and briefly explain how important it is to you to avoid further delays in awarding a contract. End with your name, address, connection with the school (parent, teacher, neighbor, or supporter).

If you have questions, please contact GHCC at 410-261-3500 or Mary Pat Clarke at marypat.clarke@baltimorecity.gov or 410-396-4814.

Thank you for your support!