The renovation of science laboratories at Centennial and Hammond high schools has been delayed until next summer because asbestos must be removed from the schools before the work begins, Howard County school officials announced last week.
Associate Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin told the school board Thursday that asbestos removal and science lab renovation couldn't both be done during the 10-week summer break.
The $395,000 renovation of Centennial's labs and the $440,000 of Hammond's labs will be postponed until 1998, Cousin said.
He said the delay will not affect state funding for the projects.
This summer, the school system is renovating the science labs at Atholton and Howard high schools.
Those projects had been scheduled for completion last year but were delayed until this summer because initial bids for the projects exceeded their budgets.
During the meeting, the school board also:
Was told of an increase by the school system in fees charged to community groups to use Howard schools.
Charges for the use of school facilities and for utilities will increase 5 percent for 1997-1998, and charges for the use of school staff will increase 4 percent.
Approved the promotion of a county teacher to assistant principal and learned of the transfer of a high school assistant principal.
The board approved the promotion of Atholton teacher Karen Russo to become assistant principal of Wilde Lake High School, and Howard schools Superintendent Michael E. Hickey announced the transfer of Wilde Lake Assistant Principal Michael Heck to Hammond High School.
Pub Date: 6/16/97