Special education fair scheduled for tonight at Loch Raven...

City/County Digest

April 19, 1999|By From staff reports

Special education fair scheduled for tonight at Loch Raven High

TOWSON -- A special education resource fair will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Loch Raven High School.

Representatives from parent support groups, community agencies and the county school system's department of special education will be available to talk to parents of children with special needs from birth to age 21.

The fair -- sponsored by the Resource Center for Families and Schools -- will feature more than 60 exhibits. Information: 410-887- 5443.

School board applications are due by Wednesday

TOWSON -- Applications from residents interested in serving on the county school board must be received by Wednesday.

The five-year terms of four school board members will expire June 30, and only two of the four members are eligible to be reappointed for second terms. A fifth board member has announced she will resign June 30.

People seeking the posts should send letters of interest and resumes to board President Dunbar Brooks, Greenwood Administration Building, 6901 Charles St., Towson 21204. Two forums are scheduled to allow people to question the candidates: April 28, at Patapsco High School, and May 5, at Western School of Technology. Both meetings will begin at 7: 30 p.m.

Azalea to be featured plant at Towson Gardens Day

TOWSON -- About 100 exhibitors and vendors will participate in the 13th Towson Gardens Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Courthouse Fountain Plaza and West Pennsylvania and Baltimore avenues. The free event is sponsored by Towson Development Corp.

Entertainment will include performances by the Towson High School jazz band and glee club, and Towson's official bloom, the azalea, will be featured at the festival. Tours of the courthouse gardens and Towson's Secret Garden will be available.

Other features for the public will be free seeds, tree seedlings from Tree-Mendous Maryland and information on gardening.

In Baltimore City

Lead poisoning screenings offered for young children

Baltimore is offering free screenings for lead poisoning to children age 5 and younger.

The tests are being conducted at the city Health Department offices at 1211 Wall St. through June 30. Children who ingest paint chips or lead dust can suffer mental retardation or behavior problems.

Anyone interested in scheduling their child for lead screenings should call 410-396-8598.

School board plans meeting to discuss new textbooks

The Baltimore school board will meet at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow and April 27 in the first-floor board room at school headquarters on North Avenue.

The school board is expected to discuss the purchase of math and science textbooks at both meetings. The school system's plan to comply with legal requirements for special education students will be discussed at tomorrow's meeting.

Pub Date: 4/19/99

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