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SCHOOL NOTES

August 22, 1993

35,000 students expected this year

About 35,000 students are expected to enroll in Harford County's 47 public elementary and secondary schools when doors open for the 1993-1994 school year Aug. 30.

The public school system's 1993-1994 calendar lists the last day of school for students as June 9.

But school officials say that four extra days are included in the jTC calendar to allow for school closings because of inclement weather or other emergencies. Any of the four days not used will be dropped at the end of

the school year, and the last day of school will be adjusted accordingly.

Public school systems in Maryland are required to operate a minimum of 180 days for pupils.

School administrators met Monday and Tuesday to discuss back-to-school matters. Teachers new to the school system reported Thursday and Friday to work with principals and supervisors. Experienced teachers return to school tomorrow.

Students from Spain await host families

Several high school students from Spain are awaiting placement with American host families so they can spend the 1993-1994 school season in the United States.

The students began arriving this month and include: Baldomero, a 16-year-old male student who enjoys music, electronics, swimming and tennis; Rebecca is 17, has 12 years of English, likes to swim, go horseback riding and reading; Maria is also 17 and likes movies, theater and music and her favorite subject is philosophy. She enjoys time with family and friends. Alejandro is 18, enjoys skiing, soccer, tennis and cooking. His favorite subject is math.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, call Carroll Feldman at (717) 548-3313 or Bendall International at (216) 238-3711.

School system releases bus schedules, routes

Bus schedules and routes for the 1993-1994 school year for county public schools have been released.

Approximately 26,000 students will be transported by school buses daily beginning Aug. 30.

Because routes are based on estimated fall enrollments, school officials say parents and students should expect minor adjustments inbus loads and schedules during the first week of school to avoid overloading buses.

Students attending John Archer School and preschool programs Churchville, Havre de Grace, Homestead-Wakefield, North Harford, and William Paca-Old Post Road elementarys will be contacted by their bus driver.

All kindergarten pupils will receive information concerning their bus stops and bus schedules from the school they will attend.

Bus routes are planned so that a maximum number of children are picked up and discharged at the nearest stop to their home. Generallybus stops are located at least one-quarter mile apart.

Bus drivers will inform the children of the designated stops during the first few days of school.

The morning time for each bus is the estimated time of the first stop. Times may vary several minutes during the first few days until drivers can establish a definite schedule.

Children who plan to use bus transportation are encouraged to ride the bus beginning the first day of school to help establish the time schedule and bus load.

Transportation rules will be distributed to each student on the first day of school and discussed in class.

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