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POLITICAL BRIEFS

October 17, 1990

BELTRAM NAMED TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE

County Council member Angela Beltram, D-2d, was named last month to the Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo), the organization that represents the interests of county government at the national level.

The NACos steering committees form the organization's policy-making arm and determine its positions on critical issues.

NEW SLATE REPRESENTS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

The county school board will be represented by a four-member team led by Robert S. Lazarewicz, director of operations, in contract talks with educational support personnel this year.

Negotiations are expected to start in late fall on a contract for school secretaries and instructional assistants, who voted in 1989 to merge their union into the Howard County Education Association. The HCEA also represents teachers and school administrators.

Lazarewicz represented the board in the last round of negotiations with the then-Howard County Association of Educational Support Personnel in 1987-1988. Other members of the team appointed by Superintendent Michael E.

Hickey are Alice W. Haskins, director of middle schools; Christine F. Wood, supervisor of human resources; and Mike Johnson, finance officer.

MOTT FOUNDATION DONATES $164,100

The Columbia-based National Committee for Citizens in Education has received three grants from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The Mott Foundation is a private fund that grants money for projects that identify, demonstrate, test and disseminate principles to strengthen and enrich the quality of life.

The foundation gave NCCE a $75,000 general operating grant, $69,100 to establish a school-based improvement overseer group that will monitor school management programs and $20,000 to develop materials and training for community education leaders who want to start school-based improvement programs in their areas.

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