WESTMINSTER — SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURE
James L. Doolan, supervisor of transportation for the Carroll CountyPublic Schools, reminds parents and the public of the board's policyfor the emergency closing of schools.
In the event that it becomes necessary to close schools for the entire day because of inclement weather, the announcement will be made no later than 6:45 a.m. through the following radio stations: WTTR (Westminster), WHVR (Hanover,Pa.), WFMD and WZYQ (Frederick), WTHU (Thurmont), WBAL, WCAO, WPOC, WCBM, WMAR-TV, WFBR-AM, WLIF, WMIX, B104, WNUV-TV54, WJZ-TV, WYST, WQSR, WRBS and WGRX (Baltimore), WMAL, WTOP and WJLA-TV (Washington), and WCRH (Williamsport).
If weather conditions are such that the opening of schools might be delayed one hour or more, the notification will be made by the same time and through the same stations as for the closing of schools.
Late school opening will affect the kindergarten, Vo-Tech, PREP and Headstart programs in the following ways:
School openingdelayed by one hour:
A.M. kindergarten, Vo-Tech, PREP, EEEP and Headstart programs shortened by one hour.
P.M. kindergarten and Vo-Tech programs on regular schedule.
School opening delayedby more than one hour:
A.M. kindergarten, Vo-Tech, PREP, EEEP and Headstart programs canceled.
P.M. kindergarten and Vo-Tech programs on a regular schedule.
* When inclement weather develops throughout the county while pupils are in school, it may be advisable to close all schools early.
The Board of Education will announce (same radio and TV stations as above) that schools will dismissone, two or three hours earlier than the regular dismissal time.
Early school closing will affect the kindergarten and Vo- Tech programs in the following ways:
School closing to be one hour earlier than usual (decision made by 12:15 p.m.):
A.M. kindergarten, Vo-Tech and PREP programs on a regular schedule.
P.M. kindergarten and Vo-Tech programs shortened by one hour.
Elmer Wolfe EEEP and Headstart on a regular schedule.
Taneytown EEEP and Headstart shortened by half-hour.
School closing to be two hours earlier than usual (decision made by 11:15 a.m.):
A.M. Vo-Tech programs on a regular schedule.
A.M. kindergarten program enrollees remain for dismissal at the home elementary school.
P.M. Vo-Tech programs canceled. Students will remain in home schools or be returned from the Vo-Tech with the A.M. students.
P.M. kindergarten canceled.
PREP pupils transported home one hour earlier.
Elmer Wolfe EEEP and Headstart pupils transported home one hour earlier.
Taneytown EEEP and Headstart pupils transported home one and 1 hours earlier.
* Special arrangements: Eldersburg A.M.kindergarten students will be transported home as usual. School personnel are to notify the driver of Bus No. 143 not to transport P.M. kindergarten students into school.
William Winchester ElementaryA.M. kindergarten students will be transported home as usual becauseof day care and traffic flow problems.
School closing to be three hours earlier than usual (decision made by 10:15 a.m.):
A.M. Vo-Tech program on a regular schedule.
A.M. kindergarten program enrollees remain for dismissal at the home elementary schools.
P.M. Vo-Tech program canceled.
P.M. kindergarten programs canceled.
PREP pupils transported home two hours earlier.
Elmer Wolfe EEEP and Headstart pupils transported home two hours earlier.
Taneytown EEEP and Headstart pupils transported home hoursearlier.
Pupils and parents are urged not to call radio stations or the Board of Education to inquire about school closings and busservice since calling handicaps the handling of announcements.
On days when schools are closed or there is an early dismissal because of inclement weather, the Adult Evening Program classes will be canceled.
ADULTS CAN GO TO SCHOOL
WESTMINSTER -- Registration night for the Adult General Education Program offered by the Carroll County public schools will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at threelocations.
Adults may register at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road; Carroll County Vocational-Technical Center, 1229 Washington Road; or Liberty High School, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.
Available are 56 classes in arts and crafts, business, homeeconomics, foreign languages, vocational arts and physical education.
Prospective students also may register by mailing the form provided in the course brochure before Feb. 7. Classes begin the week of Feb. 18. Some courses may be free to senior citizens.
Information: 848-8280, Ext. 3135.
Some of the classes offered include:
* Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, one of the mostwidely used parent education programs in the world. Topics include communication, listening, building self-esteem and discipline. The class meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 19 at Westminster High.
* Electronic Technology, an individualized program in A-C electrical circuit with emphasis on A-C electrical component applications.The class meets 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 19 at the Vo-Tech Center.