Education Notes


Education Beat

News from Carroll County schools and colleges

September 11, 2005

School board to meet, discuss fiscal 2007 budget

The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

A work session on the fiscal year 2007 operating budget will be held at 2:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at

Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the next Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Autism support group to meet Thursday

The Families of Children with Autism Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at CHANGE Inc. in Westminster.

The annual back-to-school ice cream social and open forum will focus on the theme, "Autism and Pieces of the Puzzle," reflecting the mystery and complexity of autism.

Autism is a complex developmental disability and neurological disorder that affects a person's social interaction and communication.

The group's mission is to offer support to other families with autistic children as well as share information with the public about autism.

Information: 410-857-1596.

Carroll Lutheran sets groundbreaking

Carroll Lutheran School will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at the site of the new school, 1736 Old Taneytown Road, Frizzellburg.

Carroll Lutheran School has entered its sixth year of providing education in a Christian environment for kindergarten through grade seven.

Information: 410-848- 1050.

Coast Guard auxiliary to teach boating class

The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation will offer boating classes taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at Westminster West Middle School.

Another class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Northwest Middle School in Taneytown.

State law requires that anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, who operates a registered or documented pleasure boat in Maryland must have a boating safety education certificate. This class fulfills state requirements. Both classes must be attended for certification.

Topics will include boat handling, trailer handling, marine engines, navigation rules, weather, piloting and chart reading, ropes and knots, basic sailing, marine radio/telephone use, buoys and markers, and the global positioning system.

The cost is $20 for books and supplies. Ages 12 and older may take the class.

Information: Recreation, 410-386-2103; or Coast Guard, 410-750-1960.

Training scheduled for literacy volunteers

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a training workshop starting Sept. 24 for anyone interested in becoming a tutor to adults and children who need assistance with reading skills.

Tutors work one-on-one with clients to improve their reading and math skills. Training is provided in basic English and English as a second language at the literacy council office in Westminster.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-848-6387.

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