Education Notes


May 06, 2007

Forbush School credits reduced

The Carroll County school board has unanimously approved the reduction of required graduation credits for students attending the Forbush School.

Students attending Forbush, a nonpublic school for Carroll students with mental, behavioral or emotional challenges, will be able to graduate with 21 credits, instead of the county's required 25.

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.

Meetings will be broadcast on CETV, Channel 21 on Comcast cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Last day of school is announced

Carroll County public schools used only five of six emergency closing days built into the calendar for this academic year.

Therefore, the school year will end as follows: June 12, last day for kindergarten students; June 13, two-hour early dismissal for students, professional time for teachers; June 14, last day for students, two hour early dismissal for students, professional time for teachers; June 15, professional day for teachers, last duty day.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Literacy Council sets workshop

The Literacy Council of Carroll County will hold a training workshop starting May 17 for anyone interested in becoming a tutor to adults and children who need assistance with reading skills.

Tutors work one-on-one with clients to improve their reading and math skills. Training is provided in English and English as a second language at the literacy council office, Carroll Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 315.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-848-6387.

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