School board seeks applicants for advisory committees

September 03, 2006

The Harford County Board of Education is seeking applicants for its citizen advisory committees.

Membership is open to all county residents, including those without children in the school system.

Committees will meet as necessary to accomplish their goals. New members are confirmed in December to one-, two- or three-year terms.

Harford residents interested in serving on any of the committees should send a letter of interest to Don Morrison, director of public information, Harford County Public Schools, 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air 21014.

Letters must contain the name of the committee, complete contact information (name, address, telephone number) and background, including community memberships, social and civic groups, occupation, level of schooling, availability to attend evening meetings and reasons for wanting to serve on the committee.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 2. After board appointments in December, the advisory committees' coordinators will notify applicants of the results.

Committee coordinators may be contacted with questions.

The committes are:

Career and Technology Education: Studies innovative programs across Maryland in career and technology for consideration in the Harford County curriculum. Sue Garrett, 410-588-5289.

Family Life Education: Participates with the school system's Family Life Education Committee in decisions regarding materials to be used in the kindergarten-to-12th-grade educational program on family life and human development and HIV/AIDS prevention. Sue Garrett, 410-588-5289.

Gifted Education: Discusses and reviews the impact of the gifted education program on higher student achievement. Eric Cromwell, 410-588-5354.

Safety and Security: Provides input into program improvements and additions needed as alternative disciplinary methods. It reviews system safety and security and suspension data. Bob Benedetto, 410-638-4242.

Special Education: Has worked on the Reauthorization 2004 for Special Education and studies its impact on programs of instruction, service models, funding and costs affecting the school system and its students. Ann-Marie Spakowski, 410-588-5246.

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