25 Years Ago: Over 17,000 Pupils Will Ride Carroll Busses During 1975-76 School Year Which Begins Tuesday, September 2 -- Carroll County Public Schools are scheduled to open on Tuesday, September 2, and according to Leo F. Kuhn, Director of Pupil Transportation, approximately 17,300 pupils will be riding school buses on a daily basis.
The 180 buses will travel an estimated 13,000 miles each day making over 800 separate trips. These buses have all been thoroughly safety inspected and certified in readiness for the opening of school. Also, school bus drivers have had the benefit of various safety programs presented by the Pupil Transportation Division.
In conjunction with the opening of school, the first week of September has been designated as National School Bus Safety Week. The Carroll County Board of Education reminds the public that our buses travel the streets, roads, and highways every school day of the year.
Community Reporter, August 15, 1975
50 Years Ago: Westminster High to Have Over 1,000 Enrollment -- Included among the pupils transferred to Westminster High School in this week's registration were boys and girls from widely scattered sections of the country as well as two from Germany, total enrollment for the year is expected to reach 1,050, compared with 839 last year.
To meet this increase, the number on the faculty has been raised to 45 teachers, and new rooms have been provided for Science and Mechanical Drawing, supplementary to the rooms opened last spring in the newly constructed annex.
Last year's faculty consisted of 35 members. Of the 45 teachers, there are 16 new members. The program will include a new course in agriculture and classes for the school's first twelfth grade. The football field will be equipped with a battery of 56 lights for the playing of night football, which will be introduced for the first time this year.
Democratic Advocate, August 18, 1950