The Carroll County Vocational-Technical Center has a new name. The school board unanimously chose to rename the facility the Carroll County Technology and Career Center.
The change was recommended by the school's faculty and the administration to better reflect technological changes in the workplace and improve the image of the vo-tech center.
Superintendent R. Edward Shilling said the name also is consistent with changes at the state level. The state Department of Education, for example, has changed the name of its Division of Vocational-Education to the Division of Career and Technology.
FOR THE RECORD - A Feb. 17 Carroll capsule should have said the Carroll County Vo-Tech Center now is called the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.
The SouthCarroll Vocational-Technical Center also was changed to the South Carroll Career and Technology Center.
In another name-related matter, the board unanimously chose to name the proposed Taneytown/Uniontown Elementary, slated to open in fall 1993, as Runnymede Elementary School.
The board chose the name after a recommendation from the construction planning committee, which sifted through a long list of submissions by county residents.
The committee recommended the name because the school is situated in area that was once known as "Runnymede Enlarged," part of a 3,677 tract of land granted to Dr. Upton Scott, a prominent Annapolis citizen, in 1767.