Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

November 06, 2005

County school board to meet Wednesday

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.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at carrollk12.org.

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.

Schools offer GED tests and practices

Carroll County public schools offer monthly General Educational Development tests and practice sessions for the exam to those who want to earn their high school diploma.

The two-day GED test consists of five sections: math, science, social studies, reading and writing.

To take the test, people must be 16 years old or older, have been a state resident for at least 90 days, have been withdrawn from school for at least 90 days, and pay a fee. Advance registration is required.

It is recommended that individuals take the six-hour practice test before taking the exam.

The next practice test will be given from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 224 N. Center St., Room 101, Westminster.

The next test will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3680, ext. 228.

Success Center sets parents' workshop

The Partners for Success Center of Carroll County public schools will sponsor a workshop for parents from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

The workshop gives parents an overview of the special education process and information to become active participants in their child's education.

Topics will include a definition of special education terms, federal and state laws, the special education cycle, eligibility, parent involvement, individualized education plans, and how to observe your child and work with your school.

Information and registration: 410-751-3955.

Public schools offer recycling program

The county public schools have a program to encourage the community to recycle used cell phones and empty printer cartridges (ink jet and laser).

These items can be dropped off at three locations: New Windsor Middle School, North Carroll Middle School and CCPS Central Office. Information: 410-751-3049.

Calendar

Carroll County public schools -- offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test. Information sessions on the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster. Registration is requested. 410-751-3680.

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