Schools seek applicants for citizen advisory committees

September 30, 2007

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

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

Committees will meet as necessary to accomplish their missions. New members are confirmed in December to terms of one, two or three years.

Harford residents interested in serving on a committee 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, the applicant's name, address and telephone number, and background information.

Background information includes community memberships, social and civic groups, occupation, level of schooling, availability for evening meetings and reasons for wanting to serve on the committee.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 8. After board appointments are made in December, the advisory committees' coordinators will notify applicants of the results.

The committees are:

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

Family Life Education: Participates with the Family Life Education Committee in decisions regarding materials to be used in the Family Life and Human Development and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Sue Garrett.

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 on program improvements and additions needed as alternative disciplinary methods, and reviews system safety and security and suspension data. Bob Benedetto, 410-638-4242.

Special Education: Studies 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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