Education Digest


September 25, 2002

PTAs to sponsor candidates forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 9

The PTAs of five schools in the Ellicott City area have joined together to sponsor a candidates forum for those running for the Board of Education and County Council District 1. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the cafeteria at Hollifield Station Elementary School.

Members of the audience will have an opportunity to submit written questions, which will be read to candidates by a moderator.

PTAs of Hollifield Station Elementary, St. John's Lane Elementary, Waverly Elementary, Patapsco Middle and Mount Hebron High schools are the sponsors.

Information: 410-313-2550.

Event set for candidates running for county offices

The Special Education Community Advisory Committee will sponsor a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Board of Education headquarters, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Candidates for the Board of Education, County Council and county executive will answer questions about education issues and concerns.

Information: 410-379-1998.

O'Rourke to present budget plans tomorrow

John R. O'Rourke, superintendent of schools, will present his proposed fiscal year 2004 Capital Budget and fiscal year 2005-2009 Capital Improvement Program to the Board of Education and the public during the 7:30 p.m. session of the board's regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow.

The meeting, which begins with an afternoon session at 4 p.m., will be held at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

School boundary proposals to be presented today

Proposed adjustments to elementary and middle school boundaries will be presented to the public at a regional meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Board of Education, council to meet Tuesday

The Howard County Board of Education and the County Council will meet at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-313-7197.

Fair set for career changers interested in being teachers

Representatives from the Howard County public school system and 19 other school systems will be on hand to speak to career changers interested in becoming teachers Saturday at a fair sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education and Leadership Maryland.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Sessions will be offered on requirements for becoming a teacher, routes to certification, and scholarships and bonuses available to career changers. Admission is free.

Information: 410-841-2101 or 443-612-5323.

SAT preparation course planned at River Hill

The River Hill PTSA will sponsor an SAT preparation course Saturday mornings, Tuesdays after school and Tuesday evenings next month and in November.

Classes are limited to 15. The cost is $150 for math or verbal instruction or $250 for both. Limited financial aid is available.

Registration forms are available at or at the school guidance office.

Information: 443-535-9878.

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