Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

October 30, 2002

School board boundary lines hearing today

The Board of Education will hold public hearings on the proposed elementary and middle school boundary line adjustments for the 2003-2004 school year from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. today in the boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Those who want to testify should sign up in advance or at the time of the hearing, if time for testimony is still available. Each person will be given three minutes to speak. Those who speak should provide 15 written copies of their testimony at the time of their presentation.

Public hearings will also be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 13.

Information or to sign up: 410-313-7197.

The board will hold work sessions on the proposed boundary line adjustments at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 12 and 19 in the boardroom.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to leave written comments.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Library offering online homework tutoring aid

The Howard County Library is providing Tutor.com, a service that connects students in grades 4 through 12 to live online homework assistance.

The service, provided through the A+ Partners in Education cooperative initiative of the library and school system, is available through the "Live Homework Help" button on the library's Web site, www.HC Library.org.

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Howard County pupils have used the service most. English, math and social studies have been the most popular subjects. Students can save and print their sessions for reference.

The service is available from 2 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Students who want to use it must have a library card. A personal identification number, which can be obtained at the library, may also be required at a future date.

Information is available at local libraries.

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