Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBoards Of Education
IN THE NEWS

Boards Of Education

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 15, 1999
COST OVERRUNS and missed deadlines on school projects have dogged many area school systems struggling to keep up with enrollment.Increasingly, boards of education in bigger counties are hiring professional construction management firms to oversee building projects and advise the boards on hiring subcontractors (who do most of the work).The practice provides school boards with valuable -- and often missing -- construction expertise. Paid a set fee, the manager acts as a direct employee of the school board in overseeing projects.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
George Arlotto officially become Anne Arundel County's next superintendent Wednesday, signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of $245,000. Arlotto, a former principal in Montgomery County, follows Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system last year to take a similar position in Prince George's County. Maxwell had worked with Arlotto when they were both in Montgomery County, and Maxwell lured him to Anne Arundel in 2006. Maxwell's salary as superintendent had been $257,000.
Advertisement
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 21, 1997
Walter Sondheim, a leader in Maryland school reforms and a member of the State Board of Education, is a 1997 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association of State Boards of Education.A Baltimore community leader, Sondheim was one of only three honorees from around the country. He received the award last week at the association's annual conference in Kiawah Island, S.C.Pub Date: 10/21/97
NEWS
January 29, 2014
The State Board of Education took an important step toward improving educational opportunities for students throughout Maryland this week when it approved new regulations designed to reduce the number of young people suspended or expelled from school. Educators have long recognized that kicking kids out of classes for relatively minor, nonviolent offenses rarely leads to improvements in behavior and may even be counterproductive. The new policy aims to encourage teachers and principals to find alternative ways of disciplining students that allow them to remain in school whenever possible so they don't fall behind in their studies or develop even worse problems outside the classroom.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 8, 2000
Sandra H. French, chairwoman of the Howard County school board, has been elected president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, a private, nonprofit organization to which all school boards in the state voluntarily belong. French was elected head of the organization Friday during the group's annual conference. She had previously served as vice president, treasurer and secretary. As president, French's duties will include serving as spokeswoman for board members across the state, participating in statewide task forces and committees, and lobbying for education issues.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1995
Life is not a spectator sport. That's the philosophy of Harford County school board member George D. Lisby.His outlook keeps him so involved that, though he retired from his last job as a supervisor in Baltimore and Baltimore County private schools in 1991, he still works about 30 hours a week as a member of the school board."
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | August 3, 1994
Just so they know what they're getting into, and what they can promise to voters, school board candidates got what amounted to a pre-election orientation last night.Eleven candidates are running for two seats in the November election. The number will be reduced to four candidates in the Sept. 13 primary.Susan R. Buswell, executive director of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, gave them a 90-minute lesson last night on what a board member can and cannot do."As a member of the Board of Education, you can't do anything.
NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | December 23, 2005
With a wish list completed and advertisements running nationally, the search for Anne Arundel County's next superintendent is under way. Bea Gordon of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education is leading the hunt and says that inquiries about the job are already coming in, a week after the job posting was placed in a national education publication and on the association's Web site. Gordon said 150 community and staff members attended three community forums and another 150 submitted written responses to help Gordon and her associates from MABE figure out what the school system is looking for. The input was the most Gordon has seen in a superintendent search in Maryland, she told the Anne Arundel board of education at its meeting Wednesday night.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | August 25, 1991
The state Board of Education has refused to consider allowing the Harford County Board of Education to ban smoking by school employees.But the seven county school board members say they will keep fighting for smoke-free schools. The board is examining other places to obtain the authority to ban smoking by adults in school buildings -- from the State House to the bargaining table.The state Board of Education ruled in 1988 that smoking was a work condition, and therefore a contract issue."We just want to let the local boards make their own decision about whether smoking by adults should be banned," said Keith A. Williams, the Harford school board member who started the no-smoking campaign after a group of Fallston High School students lobbied the board to ban smoking.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Maryland's powerful associations of school chiefs and boards of education have given a cold shoulder to state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick's proposal for a second-tier "local" diploma to be awarded to students who can't quite make the grade on the new high school achievement tests. The Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland has overwhelmingly recommended that the state retain the single diploma. But the group also supports a change that would allow students to graduate by achieving a combined, or composite, score on the tests in algebra, biology, English and government, rather than having to pass all four tests.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
Tuesday's Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, along with all other afternoon and evening BCPS activities, has been postponed due to inclement weather. But when the board does meet on Wednesday, Sept. 19, their focus will be on keeping schools cool. On the board's agenda is a status report on the air conditioning in county public schools. The report, which is previewed on the school board's website - - looks at the county's plan for installing air conditioning in new and older schools, and includes information on budgets and scheduling.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Leonard D. Wheeler, a retired Baltimore public school educator who since 2008 had been president of the Harford County Board of Education, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Bel Air home. He was 73. Dr. Wheeler had presided over the board's Monday evening meeting. "I am deeply saddened by the news of the unfortunate passing of Dr. Leonard D. Wheeler," said Harford County Executive David R. Craig in a statement released Thursday. "Dr. Wheeler had a distinguished career as an educator and served with distinction and integrity as a member of the Board of Education," said Mr. Craig.
NEWS
April 26, 2012
Back in the 1990s, when I was still a high school teacher, our faculty spent a day at Shepherd Pratt - an appropriate venue as it turned out - listening to two educators from theWashington, D.C., public schools telling us how to teach black students. The irony of being lectured on how to educate black students by people from the nation's worst school system was not lost on most of us. Now it's 2012 and the circle is completed. The state of Maryland has a black state school superintendent, Lillian Lowery, and a 12-member state Department of Education that includes not a single white male.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2012
The Maryland State Board of Education said Wednesday that Anne Arundel County government underfunded schools by nearly $12 million for the current fiscal year, striking down the county's appeal of an earlier ruling that it failed to meet a state-mandated funding requirement. The requirement, referred to as maintenance of effort, says that counties must give school systems at least the same level of funding per pupil as in the previous year, adjusted for student growth. In November, Anne Arundel Superintendent Kevin Maxwell indicated to the state board that the county had appropriated $556.1 million for the schools, about $12 million short of the maintenance-of-effort target.
EXPLORE
Staff Reports | March 7, 2012
Residents from the Mays Chapel area are expected to attend the Tuesday evening meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education to oppose the plan to build a new elementary school at Mays Chapel Park. The agenda for the March 6 meeting, set to begin at 7 p.m. at the board headquarters, 6901 Charles St., Towson, includes an item for the board to grant its blessing for the use of the Mays Chapel tract. Staff of the school is recommending that the site be accepted, saying in agenda documents that, "Based on a preliminary assessment and subject to Maryland State Department of Education approval, the site at Mays Chapel is the most viable in relieving the overcrowding in the Lutherville area.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
The state Board of Education is fielding public comment on its contention that the Anne Arundel County government did not meet a state-mandated education funding requirement, it announced Wednesday. The state board's move comes about two months after interim state schools Superintendent Bernard Sadusky sent a letter to Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold stating that the county was not in compliance with its fiscal year 2012 funding requirement. State law requires that local governments maintain at a minimum the same per-pupil funding as the previous year.
NEWS
By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff Jay Merwin, Meredith Schlow, Norris P. West, Larry Carson, Bruce Reid and Alisa Samuels contributed to this story | October 15, 1991
School officials around Maryland are blasting a proposed change in state law that would give county governments the authority to cut money already appropriated for the schools.The bill, in effect, would give county councils and executives limited power to decide where those cuts are to be made, powerthat now resides solely with local school boards, educators say.The change came in two last-minute amendments Friday to the budget-cutting bill approved by the state legislature and due for Gov. William Donald Schaefer's signature later this week.
NEWS
By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2005
As part of the effort to replace outgoing superintendent Eric J. Smith, the Anne Arundel County school board will hear a presentation Tuesday on finding a new superintendent. The board has had two executive sessions - meetings not open to the public - in recent weeks to discuss their options and consider whom they will appoint in the interim to take over for Smith, who abruptly announced two weeks ago that he would step down Nov. 23, seven months before the end of his four-year contract.
EXPLORE
November 29, 2011
The Prince George's County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., to elect the Board Chair and Vice Chair for the upcoming year. A swearing-in ceremony will be held immediately following the vote. The meeting is open to the public.
EXPLORE
November 3, 2011
The Prince George's County Board of Education will hold a board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7:05 p.m., in the Board Room of the Sasscer Administration Building, located at 14201 School Lane, in Upper Marlboro. Interested persons can speak for three minutes by registering with the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. The System Oversight: Human Resources meeting on Nov. 10, will be rescheduled.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.