Education Digest


October 20, 2004

School board is due to receive boundary proposal

The Howard County Board of Education will meet with the School Boundary Line Committee at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Two days later, at 7:30 p.m. during the evening session of the board's regularly scheduled meeting, David C. Drown, coordinator for Geographical Information Systems, will present the proposed boundary line adjustments for the 2005-2006 school year.

Both the evening session and an afternoon session at 4 p.m., will start with a public forum during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process.

Sign-up in advance is preferred. To sign up: 410-313-7197. To request a sign language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410- 313-7046. Two weeks' notice is preferred.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Board plans to discuss policies on grading

The Board of Education will hold a public work session at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 in the boardroom at the Department of Education to discuss proposed changes to Policy 2060, Grading, Reporting, Promotion, Retention and Acceleration; Policy 2122, High School Grading and Reporting; and Policy 10124, Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities.

Information: 410-313-7197.

To request a sign language interpreter: Rebecca Davis, 410- 313-7046.

Meeting to explore interest in Montessori

An open meeting is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to explore interest in developing an upper-elementary Montessori program for Howard County children.

The meeting will be held at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Children are welcome.

Anyone interested but unable to attend the meeting should call 410-964-6426 or e-mail,

Accountability PAC to discuss schools' future

A community meeting and open discussion, "The Future of the Board of Education in Howard County," sponsored by the Public School Accountability Political Action Committee, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-884-5455, or www.publicschoolaccountability. info.

College offering course on personal finance

Registration is still open for the six-week course, "Take Charge of Your Money," being offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting this week, on the main campus of Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The series, which is designed to empower individuals to make informed financial decisions, is coordinated by the Maryland Cooperative Extension and Howard Community College faculty. Partners include the Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs and the Office on Aging.

Registration is required. The cost is $25, including materials.

Information: 410-313-2707.

Meetings slated for parents of children with ADHD

CHADD of Greater Baltimore sponsors a support group for parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Loyola College Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia.

The meeting is open to the public, and newcomers are welcome.

Information: www.chaddmc. org.

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