Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

November 11, 2006

Curriculum audit team seeks interviews

As part of an independent audit of the Baltimore County school system's curriculum, the public is invited to meet with auditors from Phi Delta Kappa, an Indiana-based nonprofit educational association.

The audit process, which is expected to include visits to every classroom in the school system as well as interviews with faculty and administrators, is intended to evaluate the school system's strengths and weaknesses.

Public comments will be gathered during one-on-one, confidential interviews with auditors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at three locations: Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Road, Towson; Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave.; and Windsor Mill Middle School, 8300 Windsor Mill Road.

Requests for appointments will be accepted from Nov. 17 through Dec. 1, or until interview slots fill up. The public is encouraged to call soon to make an appointment.

Be prepared to discuss which of the three locations and which time is most convenient. The audit team may not be able to accommodate all requests for specific appointment times.

To schedule an appointment, call 410-887-4212 between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Gina Davis

Transportation

State, county officials meet Monday

Maryland transportation administrators will hold their annual meeting Monday with Baltimore County officials to discuss upcoming transportation projects and exchange information on issues and programs.

The meeting with Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan, State Highway Administrator Neil Pedersen and other department officials will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the County Council Chambers, second floor of the Old Courthouse in Towson.

Each fall, the state Department of Transportation presents its draft, six-year capital program to every county and the city for review before presenting a final report to the General Assembly in January.

Lecture on transit-based development

Stuart Sirota, principal of TND Planning Group, will be the guest speaker at the Baltimore County Planning Board's session on transit-oriented development.

Sirota will speak at 4 p.m Thursday at the County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Ave., Room 407, Towson.

Sirota will discuss best practices for designing transit-oriented development. The public is welcome.

Schools

Students perform at honors concert

More than 250 students from 20 Baltimore County schools are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday for the 13th annual High School Honors Concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.

Students were selected through auditions to perform in countywide honor ensembles including band, chorus and orchestra.

The concert is a celebration of student achievement and talent as well as the school system's music program. Admission is free, but tickets are required because seating is limited.

In March, the American Music Conference named the school system's music program, which requires music instruction for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, among the 100 best in the nation for 2006.

For tickets, call the school system's music office at 410-887-4024.

CCBC

Concert to focus on Indian music

Musician Bill Burke will perform two concerts of classic Indian music as part of the Community College of Baltimore County music program's fall 2006 Casual Concerts series.

These concerts will be held at: CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Building Q Art Gallery, and at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Building K Student Lounge.

All Casual Concerts are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 410-780-6942.

Pikesville

Job fair scheduled for veterans

A Veterans Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pikesville Military Reservation, 610 Reisterstown Road.

The job fair is open to all individuals looking for employment, with veterans and non-veterans welcome to attend. More than 50 employers are expected to attend, representing a variety of employment opportunities.

The fair is being hosted by the Baltimore County Workforce Development System in partnership with Maryland Workforce Exchange and the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment and Development.

Information: 410-288-9050, Ext. 410.

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