Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

July 23, 2006

Board of Education holds work session

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices in Westminster.

A work session will be held at 2 p.m.

The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at www. 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 following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

The board offices are at 125 N. Court St.

Information: 410-751-3020.

School system holds Character Education

Carroll County Public Schools will hold its seventh Character Education Institute Friday at Carroll Community College.

Registration and refreshments will be held in the Scott Center from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. with remarks by Tom Hiltz, president of the Board of Education; James Ball, Carroll Community College vice president of Academic and Student Affairs; Stephen Guthrie, assistant superintendent of administration for public schools; Maggie McEvoy, student representative to the Board of Education; and Judy Klinger, supervisor of guidance for the public schools.

Michele Borba, an internationally renowned educator and award-winning author, will be the keynote speaker. She is the author of 21 books and an expert on child development, violence prevention and character development.

Staff, students, parents and the community are encouraged to attend.

Information: 410-751-3125.

Health dept. changes pupil requirements

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced a change in the immunization requirements for students, effective for the 2006-2007 school year.

The new regulations require all students in grades Pre-K through 9 to have, in addition to previously required vaccines, Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine (proof of the disease is acceptable in lieu of the vaccine), and three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.

All pre-school pupils are also required to have Prevnar (1 or 2 doses) to attend school. Prevnar protects against the seven more common strains of pneumococcus that cause infections and meningitis.

For details on immunization requirements, visit www. edcp.org/html/school require.html, and click on Vaccine Requirements 2006-2007 School Year.

Immunizations may be obtained from the student's physician, or at the Carroll County Health Department (410-876- 4938 or 410-857-5000).

Information: 410-751-3020.

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