On June 3, 2009, Judge Michael J. Finifter declared that the West Towson Elementary School can continue construction, ruling against a few Towson homeowners who had filed suit against the Board of Education in April.

The homeowners live adjacent to the Ridge Ruxton School on Charles Street, the site where the new school is to be built. Their claim that the construction would inconvenience them, and their Towson house values would be diminished were found to be unconvincing to the judge.

The Baltimore Sun’s Arin Gencer reported on Judge Finifter’s findings, and has been following the case since its hearing on May 21, keeping the West Towson Community updated on the school.

The Towson West Elementary School will house approximately 451 students coming from the overcrowded Riderwood Elementary School and Rodgers Forge Elementary Schools. It is scheduled to open in August 2010.