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February 6, 1991
Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Convention has begun itswork to identify candidates for an upcoming vacancy on the county school board. This year's vacancy is to be filled by a candidate residing in Legislative District 33. The convention provides a mechanism for citizen participation in selecting and presenting qualified county candidates for appointment to the governor.Eligible organizationsare non-profit, non-partisan, have a minimum of 10 members, have duly elected officers, a set of bylaws, regular meetings, are composed primarily of adults and have functioned as an active organization in the county during the past year.
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October 11, 2014
Howard County's public schools are among the top in the nation. We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world. We also talk with kids about sex and relationships: "You can get pregnant any time you have sexual intercourse;" the site says. "Wearing a latex condom, taking birth control pills or using other contraceptives are very effective at preventing pregnancy. However the absolute way to not get pregnant is to not have sex at all. " So what was wrong with one of our elected county school board members alerting the board and its student members that a local Giant supermarket is asking the age of those who purchase condoms?
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | March 28, 1995
A cable television executive, an outspoken critic of Superintendent Stuart Berger and a retired county teacher are among 10 candidates for two vacancies on the Baltimore County school board.The candidates -- including four previous nominees -- are beginning the selection process that will end with Gov. Parris N. Glendening's appointments this spring or summer. But he is not required to choose any of them.School board candidates will talk about their qualifications and answer questions at a public forum scheduled for 8 p.m. April 5 at Ruxton Center, 6916 N. Charles St.In May, the School Board Nominating Convention of Baltimore County, a grass-roots group made up of 138 community organizations, will recommend candidates for an at-large seat and for the Councilmanic District 3 seat, which are being vacated by Rosalie Hellman and Alan M. Leberknight, respectively, June 30.Mrs.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | October 7, 2014
The head of the Baltimore County school administrators union said the majority of misconduct cases against administrators can "be resolved more expeditiously. " Speaking at the county school board meeting on Tuesday night, William Lawrence, executive director of the Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees, suggested that the union and the county work together on resolving cases more quickly. Currently, administrators and teachers can spend weeks and months investigating a teacher for misconduct, sometimes while they sit in a warehouse.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2000
Baltimore County school board members are considering a $68 million capital budget for the coming fiscal year that includes the first new high school in more than two decades. Also proposed are an addition to a Towson-area elementary school and a new wing for crowded Woodlawn High, a project that was promised funds before plans existed. The proposal, presented to the board last night, is half of the $137 million request approved by members last year, a fact school officials attributed to the focus during the past two fiscal years on top-to-bottom renovations at the district's elementary schools, and an expected increase in construction costs and limited county funds.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
Paul G. Rudolph, the popular choice of the Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Convention to represent the Severna Park-Crofton area, and Meade High School senior class president Steven White were named yesterday to the school board.Gov. Parris N. Glendening made the appointments, which take effect Monday. Rudolph's term is five years, and White's term lasts one year. A third appointment to the eight-member board, to replace Thomas Twombly of Pasadena, who quit last week, will be decided in the coming weeks, said a spokesman for the governor.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1999
A year and a day after Winfield Elementary School Principal J. Raymond Mathias was killed in a car accident, the Carroll County school board approved last night a memorial to the beloved administrator.With no discussion, the county Board of Education voted to name a conference room and part of the school's athletic field in honor of the 52-year-old educator, who was killed in the accident May 11 last year near Route 26 and Woodbine Road, about a half-mile from the school.Before his death, Mathias had been principal of Winfield Elementary for 18 years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
An attorney for the family of an Anne Arundel County second-grader suspended from school for nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun said Monday that a top school official has denied the appeal to have the boy's record expunged. Robin Ficker, attorney for Park Elementary School student Josh Welch and his family, said he will now appeal to the county school board. Josh Welch was suspended in March for two days after school officials accused him of shaping the pastry into the form of a gun and waving it around.
NEWS
April 4, 1996
Tuesday's Carroll County edition of The Sun incorrectly reported the proposed county allocation for the 1996-1997 school operating budget. The county school board is asking county government for $78.3 million toward an operating budget of $140 million.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 4/04/96
NEWS
May 10, 2007
The Carroll County school board has selected three candidates to replace a member who stepped down in March. Virginia Harrison, 60, of Sykesville; Jeffrey Morse, 53, of Silver Run; and C. Scott Stone, 56, of Hampstead were chosen from among 22 individuals interviewed during a public session Monday. Those three names were passed on to Gov. Martin O'Malley yesterday.
NEWS
September 12, 2014
Sunday, Sept. 14 Teen event BBYO in Howard County hosts a Family Picnic and Parent Information Session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, pavilions E and F in Ellicott City. Jewish teens from across the county are invited to celebrate the start of the year of programming with the organization. Information: Jonah Potasznik at 240-688-6634 or email jpotasznik@bbyo.org . Classical music Sundays At Three opens its 18th season at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
State Del. Pat McDonough has asked the Maryland State Prosecutor's Office to investigate whether the Baltimore County school board acted properly when it gave the superintendent an increase in his pay and benefits package of $27,000. McDonough believes Superintendent Dallas Dance's contract prohibits the board from giving the superintendent an increase in compensation that is larger than the teachers'. The board gave Dance a $5,000 raise as well as a $18,200 reimbursement for his contribution into the Maryland state retirement system and a larger payout for unused vacation days.
NEWS
July 7, 2014
In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something more along the lines of the Homer Simpson diet with a thousand glazed doughnuts and a 64-ounce carton of chocolate syrup. County employees can partake of this artery-clogging, stomach-distending meal as often as they'd like. So can public school students.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Frederick voters may notice a theme to their primary ballots next month: Young for state senator. Young for county executive. Young for county school board. Young for state delegate. Politics, after all, is the Young family business. "I was driving the other day, and I literally saw all four of their campaign signs on the same corner," said Todd Anderson, a federal contractor who lives in the city of Frederick. "I guess we've got kind of a Kennedy clan here. " The family's dominance in city and county politics is measured in decades.
NEWS
April 4, 2014
Baltimore County voters would have the long-sought opportunity to vote for some members of their school board starting in 2018 under legislation passed Friday by the General Assembly. The House voted unanimously to send the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has not said whether he would sign it. The measure represents a compromise between County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the county's General Assembly delegations. It would create a hybrid board made up of seven elected and four appointed members, along with one student member.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
A South River High School senior has been barred from having a firearm for a year, but avoided a criminal conviction Tuesday for having an unloaded shotgun in his car on the school parking lot in February, his lawyer said. Patrick Bryan Mitchell, 18, whose automatic expulsion from the school in Edgewater was protested by students and parents, made no statements before Anne Arundel County District Judge Thomas J. Pryal, who imposed a year's unsupervised probation during which the teenager cannot have a firearm.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
I want to thank all of the parents, educational advocates and supporters of responsive school governance who worked with me, Sen. Jim Brochin and Del. Adrienne Jones to bring a hybrid school board to Baltimore County ( "Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). This change will eliminate the all-appointed Board of Education and replace it with seven elected members and four appointed members. The four appointees will first be vetted by a nominating commission and then recommended to the governor for appointment.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted unanimously Thursday to endorse creation of a "hybrid" board consisting of seven elected and four appointed members, plus a student, starting in 2018. Supporters of the change have overcome objections by the county executive and believe they have also won over a committee chairwoman who had previously blocked the legislation.
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