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Education Beat

News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

September 18, 2005

School board to meet on audit, budget proposals

The Anne Arundel school board has scheduled two meetings this week.

Tomorrow, starting at 6 p.m., the board will conduct a workshop to discuss an audit that sharply criticizes the school system's human resources practices, including inconsistent compensation policies and missing personnel records.

The public is welcome at the meeting, which will be held at the school administration building at 2644 Riva Road, though no public testimony will be heard.

On Wednesday, starting at 7:30 p.m., the board will gather at the same location for a public hearing on the superintendent's recommended capital improvement project and capital budget. The hearing will be held during the board's regularly scheduled meeting. A signup sheet will be available at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 410-222-5311.

AACC open house on writers' workshops

Anne Arundel Community College will hold an open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday for information on 36 noncredit writers' workshops offered this fall. Classes range from basic skills to professional writing. The open house will be held in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Information: 410-777-2121.

Two schools earn library reading awards

The Anne Arundel County Public Library will honor Mayo Elementary School and Aleph Bet Jewish Day School with the Chesapeake Cup, awarded by the library to the public and private elementary schools with the highest percentage of membership per enrollment in the library's Summer Reading Club.

Mayo Elementary in Edgewater will receive the award Wednesday, and Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis will receive the award Sept. 29. Information: 410-222-7371.

Literacy council offers tutor training

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will offer training for people who want to tutor adults in reading. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 1 at the Severna Park branch library, 45 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park. A $20 fee includes membership in the literacy council. Registration is required by Wednesday. Information: 410- 269-4419.

Training for parenting groups planned Oct. 14

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Family Resource Center will hold a "Parenting for Success" facilitator training session for counselors and parent educators interested in gaining techniques and skills necessary to facilitate parenting groups. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Oakwood Elementary School, 330 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie. Information and registration: 410-222-6429 or

AACC cancels course with London trip

Anne Arundel Community College has canceled its spring 2006 travel/study course on English literature that included a trip to England. The college is offering several other travel opportunities for the 2006 sessions, including trips to Munich, Germany; Salzburg and Vienna, Austria; the French Alps and Tuscany, Italy. Information: 410- 777-2325 or www.aacc. edu/coned.

AACC names head of technology training

Charlene Templeton of Bel Air is the new director of technology training for Anne Arundel Community College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She will oversee open enrollment, noncredit courses, continuing education and computer training. Templeton comes to AACC from Harford Community College, where she managed computer training and certifications for 12 years.

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