Education Notes


May 07, 2006

Repaving to alter school bus routes

Repaving work on West Green Street in Westminster that begins tomorrow will affect school buses with stops on West Green between Old New Windsor Road and Bond Avenue, the city Department of Public Works has announced.

Affected buses and their detours are:

Bus 16A, Friendship Valley Elementary School: The regular stop at West Green at Park Avenue is unaffected. The stop at West Green and Kings Lane is changed to the alley at 125 and 127 W. Main St. The stop at 96 Green St. will be at Old New Windsor Road at West Green.

Bus 61A, Westminster High School: The West Green at Anchor Street stop will be changed to the alley at 125 and 127 W. Main St.

Bus 170 afternoon kindergarten pickup, Friendship Valley Elementary: The West Green at Kings Lane stop will be changed to the alley at 125 and 127 W. Main. The 84 W. Green stop will be changed to Old New Windsor Road at West Green.

Road construction and detours will continue until about July 1, 2007.

Information: 410-751-3020.

School facilities plan subject of meeting

The Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the 2006-2015 Educational Facilities Master Plan at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cranberry Station Elementary School, 505 N. Center St., Westminster.

The superintendent's staff will present the report and take public comment.

Information: 410-751-3020.

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

Information: 410-751-3020.

Pagulayan named award winner

The statewide Achievement Initiative for Maryland's Minority Students Council and Steering Committee has selected Aurora Pagulayan, an assistant principal at West Middle School, as the county recipient of the 2006 Excellence for Minority Achievement Award.

Pagulayan, from the Philippines, came to Carroll in 1968 as a fourth-grade teacher and incorporated multicultural materials in reading and language skills classes.

As assistant principal, she started a student multicultural group and provided opportunities for staff development in understanding other cultures.

She also sponsored programs with McDaniel College students and local immigrants, a tutorial program with Towson University student teachers, and a student problem identification workshop.

Summer programs for kids offered

Carroll Community College's Summer Kids at Carroll program at the 1601 Washington Road campus offers summer youth programs for children ages 6 to 14, and the Child Development Center's summer camp for children ages 3 to 5.

Children can explore science, nature, world cultures, languages and more, through half-day and full-day programs.

For prices and class schedules for children ages 6 to 14, call 410-386-8110; for preschoolers, 410-386-8470.

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