Education Digest


December 10, 2003

Board of Education to meet tomorrow afternoon, evening

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

The afternoon and an evening session, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, when citizens can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process. Sign-up in advance is preferred.

The board will meet in closed session at 3 p.m.

Information or to sign up to speak: 410-313-7197 or 410-313- 6682.

Hearing to elicit comment on proposed school site

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the boardroom to hear comment on the site proposed for the new western elementary school. The board has given preliminary approval to a 20-acre site on Ten Oaks Road in Dayton.

The hearing will be held during the evening session of the regularly scheduled board meeting, which starts at 4 p.m.

Those who want to testify should limit their presentation to three minutes and provide 15 written copies of the testimony at the time of the hearing.

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

Comments can also be sent, faxed or e-mailed. Letters should be addressed to Sandra H. French, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, 21042, faxed to 410-313-6833 or e-mailed to

Final action on the proposed site is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the regularly scheduled board meeting.

Information: 410-313-6682.

HCC plans session on Silas Craft program

Howard Community College will hold an evening information session for high school students and their parents about the college's Silas Craft Collegians Program. The session will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Multipurpose Room 100 of the new Instructional Lab building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The Silas Craft Collegians Program is designed for recent high school graduates whose academic performance does not reflect their potential. Information: 410-772-4599; TDD, 410-772-4023.

`Images of Freedom' contest deadline Dec. 19

In honor of Black History Month, the Columbia Association, in partnership with the Corridor Transportation Corp. and Howard County Office of Public Information, will sponsor "Images of Freedom," a poster contest for Columbia middle and high school students.

Students are asked to interpret the theme "Images of Freedom."

The artwork should be submitted in a horizontal format on white 8.5-by-11-inch paper and should contain no controversial words. Submissions should include the artist's name, age, school, address and phone number on a separate sheet of paper.

Submit entries by Dec. 19 to "Images of Freedom" Poster Contest, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044.

Information: 410-715-3102.

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