Education Notes


August 27, 2006

Sheriff's office to do school-bus patrols

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office reminds residents that tomorrow is the first day of the school year. To promote student safety and community awareness, deputies will be conducting additional patrols as part of the state-administered School Bus Safety Enforcement Fund.

Tomorrow, deputies will be alert for drivers illegally passing school buses, while concentrating on school bus stops, bus routes and traffic at local schools.

Maryland vehicle law states that when a school bus activates its alternately flashing red lights "the driver of any other vehicle meeting or overtaking the school vehicle shall stop at least 20 feet from the rear of the school vehicle ... or at least 20 feet from the front of the school vehicle ... and may not proceed until the school vehicle resumes motion or the alternately flashing red lights are deactivated."

Information: 410-386-2759.

Road work changes walking-path route

Because of road construction extending High Street in New Windsor, the walking path to New Windsor Middle School will change until the project is completed.

Walkers will use Water Street and go behind the fire hall and the carnival grounds. An asphalt path will connect to the old walking path near the ball field.

The path will be well marked with orange construction fencing and signs.

Students should not walk to school along Green Valley Road (Route 75).

Information: 410-751-3355.

Capital budget plan to receive hearing

The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2008 state and local capital improvement program budget request at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.

The proposed budget is posted at

Comments may be submitted to or to Ray Prokop, director of Facilities, 125 N. Court St., Westminster 21157.

The budget will be taken to the school board for approval Sept. 13.

People needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should call 410-751-3020, TTY 410-751-3034.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Technology council seeks PC equipment

The Carroll Technology Council's CompuKids Program, which places refurbished computer equipment in the homes of at-need students in Carroll County, is seeking computer donations to fill current requests.

Information: 443-244-1262.

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