Title IX notice from Howard schoolsTitle IX of the 1972...


November 27, 1994

Title IX notice from Howard schools

Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments states there is to be no discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or employment policies and practices. Sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination, is covered under the provisions of Title IX.

The Department of Education of Howard County is extending notification that it complies with the regulations set forth under Title IX.

Any questions regarding Title IX should be directed to Dr. Jacqueline Brown, coordinator, Office of Human Relations, 313-6679.

Procedures announced for school closings

During the school year, schools may be closed because of bad weather.

The school system's Office of Transportation works in conjunction with government agencies, the weather bureau, state and county police, and school personnel from surrounding counties to determine if classes should be canceled.

The decision to close schools is based on the condition of area roads and level of visibility. The process of checking area roads begins about 3 a.m. Any decision to close schools or open them late is made by about 5 a.m., before the first buses begin their routes.

The information is provided to designated radio and television stations. Parents are urged not to contact radio and television stations or the Pupil Transportation Office.

Parents are asked to listen to one of the area radio or television stations. Some local radio stations include: WLIF, WBAL, WTOP and WIYY.

Should a snow emergency plan go into effect after 7 a.m., programs and activities that are in progress may be completed.

All others scheduled later in the day will be canceled.

Essay, poster contest open to students

The second annual Credit Drives America Essay and Poster Contest, sponsored by Ford Credit, is under way, and all Columbia juniors and seniors are eligible to enter.

Two nominees, one for essay and one for poster, will be selected from each school and will be eligible for the contest finals.

The prizes, U.S. savings bonds of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 to be used toward college educations, will be awarded to the first- , second- and third-place essay and poster contest winners.

Students are invited to submit essays or posters on the topic "Why is Good Credit Important?" The contest entry deadline is Wednesday .

Students interested in entering should contact Demetra Buckley, Ford Credit Regional Operations services coordinator, at 312-3407.

Seniors can apply for Lutheran college aid

High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 1995 should apply early for financial aid and scholarships, say representatives from the Aid to Association for Lutherans (AAL), which has offices in Ellicott City.

As part of its fraternal commitment to help Lutherans attend college through aid and private scholarships, the AAL will offer three programs to high school seniors who are AAL members.

The three scholarships are the AAL-College Scholarship, the Vocational/Technical Scholarships and the Lutheran Campus Scholarship.

Scholarships are based on AAL membership, junior year class ranking and Scholastic Assessment Test or American C Test results. In 1993, 870 AAL members nationwide received scholarships totaling more than $1.25 million.

Eleven of the 870 scholarships went to AAL members in Maryland and Delaware.

Applications for the scholarships must be submitted by Wednesday. People planning to attend one of the 49 Lutheran colleges or universities or Bible institutes should contact the financial aid office of the college or institute they plan to attend.

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