Education Digest

EDUCATION DIGEST

February 04, 2004

Friends of Education Award nominees are being sought

Nominations are being sought for the Howard County Board of Education's new Friends of Education Award.

The award seeks to recognize businesses, organizations and members of the community who have helped to support public education in the county. The award is also intended to increase awareness of the importance of community involvement in education.

Completed nominations should be submitted by Feb. 13 to the executive assistant to the Board of Education, Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-7197.

County committee wants school name suggestions

The Howard County public school system's School Naming Committee seeks suggestions from the community for a name for the new high school that will be built across from Mount View Middle School in Marriottsville. The high school is scheduled to open in August of next year.

Board of Education policy calls for school names to reflect geographical areas of the county - communities, neighborhoods or street locations - and to avoid the duplication of names.

Suggestions can be submitted in writing to Bobbie Gemmell, Howard County Public School System, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City 21042.

To serve on the school naming committee: 410-313-6622.

Board's closed session to tackle operating budget

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in closed session at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The board will hold a second public work session on the superintendent's proposed fiscal year 2005 operating budget at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Department of Education.

Information: 410-313-7197.

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