Education Digest


October 02, 2002

Scholarship foundation set to hold dinner

The Howard County Foundation for Black Educational and Cultural Achievement Inc. (HCFBECA) will celebrate 25 years of service to county high school students with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel.

Dr. Floyd Malveaux, vice provost for health affairs and dean of the Howard University College of Medicine, will speak.

Tickets are $45.

HCFBECA, a local group of concerned parents, provides scholarships to qualified students who plan to continue their education and training beyond high school.

Information: 301-596-6411 or 410-730-9362.

Candidates forum to be held tomorrow

The Special Education Community Advisory Committee will sponsor a candidates forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Ellicott City PTAs plan candidates night

PTAs of five schools in the Ellicott City area have joined together to sponsor a candidates forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Hollifield Station Elementary School cafeteria.

Candidates running for the Board of Education and County Council Districts 1 and 5 are expected to attend. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to write their questions on cards; the questions will be read to the candidates by a moderator.

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

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-313-2550.

School board slates hearings on budget

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on its fiscal year 2004 Capital Budget and the 2005-2009 Capital Improvement Program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7197.

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