Education Digest

Education Digest

April 09, 2003

Board of Education boundary committee is seeking members

The Howard County Board of Education is seeking people interested in serving on the School Boundary Lines Advisory Committee.

Applicants must live in Howard County and be willing to serve one term on the committee, which will meet at least one night each week from May through October.

The committee will recommend minor boundary-line adjustments for elementary, middle and high schools, and will also review and recommend changes to policy on boundary-line adjustments.

Committee members should be able to represent the interests of all Howard County residents in the boundary-line adjustment process.

The committee will include two members from each of the school system's six planning regions; five members from last year's Boundary Line Advisory Committee; and one student member who is a junior or senior in a Howard County public high school.

Applications, which should include a letter of interest and/or a resume describing the applicant's skills and experience, should be sent to David C. Drown, Office of Geographical Systems, Howard County Public School System, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City 21044, or faxed to 410-313-6683.

Applications must be received by noon May 16.

Board of Education to hold public sessions tomorrow

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon session and an evening session, which starts at 7 p.m., will begin with a public forum, during which members of the public can address the board on topics for which there is no formal public hearing process.

Sign-up in advance is preferred.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held April 24.

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

The board's Committee to Study Teacher Workload, Planning Time and Assessments will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Patuxent Room of Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

The committee will examine the impact of the Comprehensive Plan for Accelerated School Improvement and mandated student assessments on teacher workload.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-313-6870.

Fair housing poster contest set for public-schoolers

The Howard County Human Rights Commission will observe Fair Housing Month with a poster contest for children and young people in Howard County public schools.

The theme for the 2004 calendar is "Fair Housing - Hand in Hand." Posters must be on white, 18-by-22-inch poster board. Entries are due by 4 p.m. April 25 at the Office of Human Rights, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia.

Information packets are available from social studies and art teachers in Howard County public schools.

Information: 410-313-6430.

G-T Program testing May 3 for nonpublic school pupils

Gifted and Talented Program testing for nonpublic school pupils in grades five through seven who plan to enter Howard County middle schools in August will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

Registration materials are available from middle school guidance offices or by calling the Gifted and Talented Program office at 410-313-6800.

Registration is required by April 25.

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