Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

December 24, 2003

Hearings scheduled on stadium lights at public high schools

Public hearings on the addition of stadium lights in Howard County public high schools will be held next month.

Members of the public will have up to three minutes to testify. Those who plan to speak are asked to provide 10 copies of the testimony at the time of the hearing. To sign up to testify, call the number listed below for the school or sign up on the night of the hearing.

Those unable to attend can submit written comments to the appropriate high school by mail or e-mail. Written comments must be postmarked no later than the date of the hearing.

Hearings will be held at:

Atholton High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Hearing officer: Chuck Fales, 410-313-7080.

Centennial High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Hearing officer: Jim Hill, 410-313-2861.

Glenelg High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Hearing officer: Linda Wise, 410-552-3427. The snow date is Jan. 14.

Hammond High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Hearing officer: Joe Russo, 410-313-7605.

Long Reach High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Hearing officer: Joe Thomas, or call Ann Trout, 410-313-7117. The snow date is Jan. 22.

Mount Hebron High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Hearing officer: Larry Luthe, 410-461-2752.

Northern High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Hearing officer: Fred Talentino, 410-313-6631. The hearing will be at Mount View Middle School.

Oakland Mills High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Hearing officer: Jon Browne, 410-313-6953.

Reservoir High School at 6 p.m. Jan. 14. Hearing officer: Ken Klock, 410-888-8853. The snow date is Jan. 15.

River Hill High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Hearing officer: David Brown, 410-313-7114.

Wilde Lake High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Hearing officer: Mike Harrison, 410-313-6973.

Information: Suzanne Kershner, 410-313-6631.

Board to hear comments on site for elementary

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the boardroom to hear comments 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.

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 by mail, 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 boe@hcpss.org.

Final action on the proposed site is scheduled Jan. 22.

Information: 410-313-6682.

School calendar hearing is planned for Jan. 8

A hearing on the proposed 2004-2005 school calendar will be held as part of the 7:30 evening session of the board's regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 8. The public is encouraged to attend.

The calendar will be available for viewing on the school system's Web site, www.hcpss.org.

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

To sign up: 410-313-7197.

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